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Dive Review of Undersea Explorer in
Australia/GBR / Osprey Reef

May, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Rebufat, sng, Singapore
Report Number 861
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
25   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 50    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
40 meters max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Not a luxurious boat by any means but adequate. 4 heads shared by 18 guests
(boat is a little bit crowded). The food is really excellent, the best I
have had on a live aboard so far. Crew is great , very friendly and
The diving was outstanding especially if you like sharks and big fish with
great viz in the Coral Sea (up to 50m!); we also had a fantasticexperience
snorkelling with a dwarf minke whale - very healthy soft and hard corals,
amazing walls at Osprey reef. What makes the operation different is that
they have marine biologists on board who conduct lectures on various
subjects of interest (corals, nautilus, sharks...). They also conduct some
research on board and you can help if you are interested.
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