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Dive Review of Pelican WaterSports in

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Barbara McMIllan, Ontario, Canada
Report Number 2639
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
In Sault Ste Marie Ontario, Home
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
As newly certified divers, we dove no more than 48 feet  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
We went to Aruba for two weeks of sun and fun after visiting there as a day
spot from a cruise. I had completed my in pool sessions and test with our
great dive shop here in the Sault, called Sault Scuba. I was really looking
forward to completing my open water dives there as my husband took the PADI
course. After consulting with the staff at Pelican, I decided to do my PADI
certification along with my husband.  Jacky was our contact at the dive
shop, and Diana and Famke did our open water dives and certifications with
us. Jerry was great as a dive master, and gave us several tips to work on,
they are a great buch to work with newbies such as my husband, and were
quite comfortable letting me do my thing as I had prior training, but
keeping a close eye on every aspect of our diving. We ended up both
certified and the diving is great there. We went to the Arashi reef (48
feet), the Pedernalis boat (25 feet)and the Atilla shipwreck. We saw
wonderfull fish and the blue parrott fish are not to be missed. Several
species of angelfish, and the smooth trunk fish are so cute to watch
swimming, and on the last dive a huge porcupine fish, it had to be 3 feet
in length. Many thanks to the great staff, we will definately back!!
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