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Dive Review of Divers Den in
Australia

June, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Edward Leibowitz, NJ, USA
Report Number 1108
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
PNG, Bonaire, Cayman, Tortola, Fiji, Palau, Yap, PNG
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
70   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Depth and time]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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
3 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
I had a layover of two days in Cairns Australia before returning home. On
my return trip home on Continental Airlines I was delayed fourteen hours in
Cairns, that caused me to arrive home a day later.Continental was very good
about providing accommodations and food while being delayed. However,they
would not reimburse me for lost salary. 
 I had just spent five days diving in PNG. The water temperature was colder
than PNG. I dove with Divers Den aboard the Seaquest. Saw turtles and neat
coral formations. Dove with Wally the friendly Maiori Wrasse. There was a
group of novice divers and snorkelers aboard the Seaquest.  Diving was
rather shallow. Max depth was 40 ft, average depth was 20-25 feet. I
suppose since the tragedy in Cairns depicted in the film Open Water, boat
personnel were very careful about recording the times you entered and
returned to the boat from diving. This is an excellent operation for
beginner and  novice divers. I would not recommend it for experienced
divers. The lunch server on board was excellent. There is a video
photographer that records your dive. This video can be purchased for $66
AUD. 
I also visited the Rain Forest. Don't miss it. The views are spectacular.
You can go there by railroad or cable car or both(take railroad going,
cable car back or vice versa). 
 
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