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Dive Review of Native Divers Aruba/Marriott Rennaisance in
Aruba/Southwest Reefs

January, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Glenn Hilmar Boland, PA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5344
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cancun, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions other than getting into and out of the water to meet
operator's schedule.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
This operator is too casual about his operations and customers to the point
where it is almost indiference. He arrived at the pick up point at least 30
mimutes late each day. He never asked to see C-cards or reviewed bailout
procedures. He also did not assign buddies. We were left to do this on our
own. His assistant was clearly not happy to be there. At times he did not
mind showing his annoyance with divers who did not follow his procedures
even though his language skills were very poor.
Over all, I would not dive with this operator again nor would I recommend
them.
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