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Dive Review of Great Escape Charter Company in
Australia/Western Australia

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Robert & Gayle, OR, US
Contributor   (13 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Good diving in the Indian Ocean"
Report Number 8027
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Australia, Honduras, Belize, Costa Rica, Palau, Truk, Fiji,
Tahiti, Red Sea, Indonesia, Philippines, PNG, Raja Ampat, Solomons.
Closest Airport
Getting There
SYD to PER to BME.  No direct
flights on Qantas from Sydney
to Broome.

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco, 60 minute dives.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 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
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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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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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The Great Escape is a lovely boat.  We had one of the panorama cabins which
are at the bow on the salon/dive deck level.  There is a small refrigerator
in the room.  The TV in the cabin only plays what's on the TV in the salon,
but had a DVD player.  Unfortunately, the DVD selection was sparse.  There
are 7 staterooms, so no more than 14 divers on board, plus a crew of 6. 
They will do guest's laundry upon request.  Their office will arrange with
a local liquor store to have your liquor purchases delivered on board, as
this is a BYOB boat.  They will pick you up at your hotel in Broome or at
the airport, and deliver you to the boat. Upon return, they will deliver
you to the airport or the hotel of your choice.  You should plan to spend a
couple days in Broome, it is a town with an  ...
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By keith brashear in FL, US at Jan 06, 2015 20:03 EST  
I was confused reading information in undercurrent regarding Diving in
Australia.  One sentence in Undercurrents Diving Australia Overview it says
-"The best diving, with pristine reefs and oodles of fish, is to the
north, reachable only by live-aboard during their summer months, roughly
November to March."  Then in another paragraph on the same page 
Diving Australia Overview states, " The best season to dive Australia
on a liveaboard (really the only way to see the best) is July through
November.  What is the best time?  I would think November thru March?
By joanne pannell in ZZ, AU at Aug 03, 2016 20:21 EST  
Australia is similar in size to America. You are effectively comparing the
east coast to the west coast, or Florida to Alaska. The best time of year
to dive depends on where you are going. This article is about the northwest
corner of the country, which is the opposite side to the great barrier
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