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Dive Review of red sail/westin aruba in

June, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by tse, ny, usa
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4162
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
[None]small rinse bucket
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
2 stars    
[None]I brought my newly certified 17 year old son to Aruba for his first
ceaon dive.  I chose Aruba because my non-diver wife can come and has some
R&R as well.  We brought 8 dives 4 days package and signed up for all
west coast dive for the first 3 days and south coast for the last day(
after my son get a few ocean dives experience)  The first day fisrt dive
was airplane wreck.  There were six divers and one divemaster.  It was
going to be a group dive.  Once we arrived the site, I asked the captain
whether the boat was anchored, replied it was.  We were asked by the
divemaster to go in water first since we were ready.  While we were in the
water and waiting for the other divers, the boat drift away.  The boat was
never anchored.  The second day dive to west coast was cancel due to lack
of diver singning up.  We had to change the 4 days 8 dives to 3 days 5
dive.  The last day first dive was Debbie II wreck.  The boat was anchored.
 We did my own dive.  After the dive, we ascented from the anchored line
and found that there was no boat.  It turned out the boat had seperated
from the anchored in the middle of our dive, and drift hundreds of feet
away.  The whole operation have very little caution of safety beside it was
a herd cattle operation.  People involved in the operation know very little
or care about hospitality.  " they just work there".  I don't
recommend any newly certified diver dive with red sail in Aruba.
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