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Dive Review of Lizard Island Resort in
Australia/Lizard Island, Great Barrier R

January, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Richard Bruch, NC, US (1 report)
"Avoid Lizard Island Resort as a Diving Destination"
Report Number 8957
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Extensive Fiji and French Polynesia diiving
Closest Airport
Lizard Island
Getting There
Charter flight from Cairns,
must schedule in advance and
significant weight
restrictions that affect
divers.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Our maximum depth was less than 80 feet, these were follow the leader
dives.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Not set up for underwater photographers ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
2 stars
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Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
1 stars   
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Comments  
We planned in advance, communicated our dive preferences via email. 
Basically severe underwater damage due to two cyclones and the resort had
to be rebuilt, opening in 2015.  Great lodging but generally poor staff. 
The dive operation has a strict dive schedule alternating days between one
dive "inside the reef site" and two dive "outside the
reef" sites.  Also there is a strict no diving 24 hour period before
departing the island.
Our experience:  Arrived via plane on Tuesday, went to the dive shop that
afternoon to show our certification cards and complete the dive medical
paperwork.  The dive shop staff ...
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