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Dive Review of Deep Sea Divers Den/Taka in
Australia/Great Barrier Reef

May, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Mel Turner, WA, AU (2 reports)
Report Number 7293
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia (Borneo), South Africa, Australia
(Queensland, NSW, Vic, WA)
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
23   to 24    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 15    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
A lot (it is Queensland!) Maximum dive times enforced, subsequent dives HAD
to be shallower than earlier dives (this was enforced brutally!), must
carry a snorkel  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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There were large table areas inside (in dry area) which was ample room to
set up photography ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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5 stars   
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I went on an overnight (one night) liveaboard with Deep Sea Divers Den. The
first day started out on their "day-trip" boat, which is a large
and very comfortable boat (I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the

I completed two dives off this boat, before being transferred to the
"Taka" - which is the "Liveaboard" boat.

Once on the Taka, I did another afternoon dive, and one night dive -
totalling 5 dive ...
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