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Dive Review of Orca Dvier/Hibiscus Beach Resort in

April, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Mike-y, Kehl, DE
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"tub diving"
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There
direct or via Dubai

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
27   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
50 bar on the surface  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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It was my first time with Emirates and flying on an A 380 - impressive to
see that huge bird on the ground. Internet online check in got me a good
seat. Luggage  drop was fast without long queues or waiting. Leg room
inside the plane was marvelous, the service great, inflight entertainment
program a huge choice of movies. Most of all I enjoyed the good aircon with
medium low temperatures throughout the flight. I hate to feel hot on a 6 to
10 hour ride when I know for sure they save on fuel this way. I just
can´t sleep being sweaty all the time. I nearly fell asleep even
before the start and did not notice our take off, due to really quiet
engines; even so these are 4 humongous jets. It was one of the calmest and
less noisy flights so far. Compared to the roaring engines of the B 777 on
my way home. Had a 3,5 h lay over in Dubai around midnight. This can be
frustrating, you are dead tired but just don´t dare to sleep at the
gate in case you might miss the final call. The area of Grand Baie and
Perybere looked promising, so I picked the Hibiscus Hotel Resort for my two
week stay. It´s a calm medium sized hotel with pool and a sandy
recreation area among palm trees and Kasuarina plus jetty. A public beach
is right next to it. Had a lovely room with sea view on the second floor.
Half board served buffet like breakfast with a good choice of fresh fruit,
yoghurt, pancakes, crepes, eggs, beans etcetera. Dinner was
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