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

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Julia Gumenik, FL, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4044
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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