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Dive Review of Explore Ventures/Caribean Explorer I in
Bahamas

November, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Milann, Ca, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3752
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji South Pacific Cozumal and several other places
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 air 110 nitrox buddy system  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Overall a good operation. The food could have been a little better. The
boat is showing her age, she was a converted crew boat and is a little top
heave, does not do well in big seas'. The crew was very good and tried to
meet everyones needs. The place to dive is San  Salvador island, everything
else is kind of "ho hum". During this trip I had my regulator
pluged up with Al Oxcide from poor tank maintenance. I cleaned my filter
three times and finely got a different tank. One other person was haveing
problems and actually had an out of air experance at depth.We checked her
reg and it was pluged solid. Over all we found at least three tanks with
this problem. The tanks are two years old and they claimed that they were
just checked. (Vis). I don't believ this for a second. The tank valves had
crud build up and the boat didn't have any way to get the valves out of the
tanks (Vice)or a light or brush on board to check and clean the tanks. I
would use this operation again but I would check for proper maintenance
issues.
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