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Dive Review of The Great Escape in
Australia/Western Australia

October, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by PJ Halter, QLD, Australia (2 reports)
Report Number 1438
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
all Caribbean, Fiji, Coxmel, PNG, Eastern Australia, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
72   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Serious check in & check out but as long as computers were followed, no
questions asked.  Computers were looked at sometimes.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
About average - care was taked but not too much area.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
This was without a doubt the best liveaboard or diving we've done!  The
service was spectacular but the main feature was the pristine, untouched,
undamaged coral & size of the schools of fish.  This area of Australia,
Rowley Shoals, is only dove 3 weeks of every year.  The boats are used for
fishing or touring the remainder of the year but the family owned Great
Escape are DIVERS at heart.  All the crew dove as often as they could &
the enthusiasm was beaut.  We did not see a lot of the 'big stuff' - they
were out there as evidenced by attempts to fish!
Most dives were gentle drift dives, a few more vigourous. The Shoals
themselves, seen from above water, are worth the trip out.  Under water,
the walls are so pristine...there is no better word to describe Rowley
It's a LONG ride out so be prepared if you need seasick aids. Plan to spend
some time in interesting Broome before your trip to the Shoals. 
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