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Dive Review of Undersea Explorer in
Australia/Northern Great Barrier Reef

October, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Charles Shippam, Norfolk, England
Report Number 825
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
agigedos,Galapagos,RedSea,Seychelles,Maldives,PNG, Solomon Islands
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 feet max depth  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 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):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
An excellent vessel for "serious" divers who want to see parts of
the Great Barrier Reef that others don't get to. The boat was adequately
spacious for all guests to be comfortable and although the cabins  lacked
"en suite" facilities this was not a problem because there were
sufficient showers and wash rooms elsewhere.The Australian/European crew of
5 were very friendly helpful and professional.The food was excellent as was
the diving the highlight being Osprey Reef where there was an abundance of
White Tip and Grey Reef Sharks and many of the largest Potato Cod that one
is likely to see. A large Manta Ray was also seen here. The reefs are in
good in condition with a great variety of fish and no shortage of macro
subjects.A particular feature of this vessel is that it carries out
Nautilus and Shark research and so a Marine Biologist was on board and gave
relevant and most interesting lectures between dives most afternoons. If
you want to dive the GBR do it from this boat.
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