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

Lizard Island resort/Lizard Island, Oct, 2002,

by Wayne Leonard, Ca, USA . Report 342.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15 to 20 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions None noted
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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 too.

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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