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Dive Review of Caribbean explorer I/live-aboard in
Bahamas/Northern islands

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Bruce Watson, Ill, USA
Report Number 1835
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Cabo to Cozumel, North carolina  to the Netherlands Antilees
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
75   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
piss-poor dive-master supervision  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 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
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
great photo opportunities, we were there during a coral spawning
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
3 stars    
Pooorly organized boat, manned by incompotent or incapable crew, they
seemed to be rather enjoying their selves at the expense of safety and
commonsense. Two divemasters I wouldn't put in the shallow end of the kiddy
pool. Safety issues too numerous to list,up to and including multiple
staircase problems (insufficient skid-proofing and missing  handrails) a
supposedly refitted boat with  persistant ventilation and plumbing
problems. When a live-aboard diving company solicits customers, don't you
think it's a good idea to tell the paying clients, that their slightly
discounted boat trip comes with major discounts in accomodations ie: 14
bottles of hard liquer for 18 guests for 7 days (including, but not limited
to some very rare Puerto Rican Vodka<less than tasty> and a lovely
assortment of obscure liquers and cordials)just to give one example of how
this  all-inclusive was anything but. But my favorite part was the boat
caption getting stuck on a sand bar at the mouth of the harbor as we were
supposed to be getting underway on the first day, delaying our days diving
by several hours and foreshadowing what turned out to be a poorly run and
disorganized trip. The food was OK,considering what a neurotic dingbat the
cook turned out to be.     
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