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Dive Review of Lizard Island resort/Lizard Island in
Australia/Lizard Island

October, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Wayne Leonard, Ca, USA
Report Number 342
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Cozumel, Hawaii, California, Florida Keys,
Bonaire, Aruba
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 20    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None noted  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
We were dropped off at Lizard Island at the end of a 3.5 day live-aboard
trip with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.

Lizard Island is an amazing island. There is only one hotel/resort on the
island, and the resort only has 40 rooms.  Very exclusive feeling and very
relaxing. Pricey, but worth it.  The resort has dinghys that guests can
take to secluded beaches and close outlying islands.  Amazing to pull up on
a beach/island and be the only onese there.  A few good hikes are available

The diving is fairly average (for the GBR) and the day dive that I did had
about 50/50 split between snorklers & divers.  That said, there were
mostly experienced divers on the dive with us.  Crew was very attentive. 
Lizard is also  very close to where they do the Cod Hole dive, so there are
opportunities for giant potato cod encounters.

I had also been asking about a night dive - and even though I was the ONLY
one who requested one, the resort took me out. I had a private guide all to
myself.  That blew me away that they would take care of me like that. When
I commented to the manager about the service, his response was "Well
that's what we do here on Lizard Island."
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