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Dive Review of Native Divers; Unique; Fly 'n Dive/La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club in
Aruba

Native Divers; Unique; Fly 'n Dive/La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club, Apr, 2008,

by Julia Gumenik, FL, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4044.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida east coast, Keys, Coz, Curacao, GBR, Yap; Palau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny,dry Seas calm,choppy,currents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Varied depending on op
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 1 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Contacted Romeo from Native Divers based on rec. from members of TripAdvisor.com. Said we wanted all reef dives, if possible, and mentioned names of particular ones. Picked us up on time and took us and one young man (who said he hadn't dived in four yrs.) for 1st dive on wreck at 90 ft. w/o checking C cards. Boy "blown off" wreck and picked up by boat driver. My buddy said she had almost grabbed my fin to haul herself onto wreck in fast current. (Good thing she didn't--we would have both been in Curacao!) Boy ridiculed rest of trip for being "wuss" who gave up on wreck; buddy scoffed at for coming up with little air. I had plenty of air, having recently had experience with stiff currents in Yap and Palau. However, I did not like Romeo patronizing my fellow divers.

He said he would call about next day's plans. My buddy finally called him at 9 PM and he was apparently at restaurant. Said he would call next AM. Never did. Luckily, buddy had arranged contingency plans for Unique and Fly 'n Dive for next few days, as they were excellent and Romeo never showed.

If you are the guy who was diving with us, I want you to know that if I had been in your fins, I would never dive again b/c of tx on boat. Just realize you were taken beyond reasonable limits and that what happened was not your fault.
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