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Dive Review of Caribbean Explorer I in

May, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Don Wilson, NJ, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4150
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Western Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Kona Coast, California Coast, Red Sea,
Caribbean, Coast of Maine/Canada (drysuit)
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
75   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limits, buddy diving, adhere to computer  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
The CEI is in need of serious maintenance:

a. Occasional drop in water pressure to zero, no water from faucets;

b. Nitrox 27-29%, only hit 32% one day out of the week;

c. Water purification produced brackish water;

d. Cabin air conditioning only blew outside air (better than nothing).

Food in general so-so. Eggs for breakfast only one morning in spite of
request. Food on the CEI definitely needs to be looked at.

The crew were terrific, always ready to assist, very skilled. Dive
briefings were among the best I've ever seen.

2/3 of the dive sites are covered with lettuce leaf algae and fishnet
algae, which has a major effect on fish populations. The rest of the sites
were clear and had good fish populations and variety of species.

Please see my separate report on an outstanding accommodation in
Georgetown, very worth an extra couple of days on land.
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