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Dive Review of Lost Island Voyages/Avalon in
Bahamas/Grand Bahama/Bimini

Lost Island Voyages/Avalon, Apr, 2009,

by Richard Blackburn, GA, USA ( 2 reports). Report 4778.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving USVI, FL, GA, TN, AL, Japan, CA, Mexico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Varied, but left us to our own diving
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Since I am digital, the fact that there are no developing facilities doesn't affect me. Does have HD TV to view digital on.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The diving is good, the boat is set up great. Only 12 passengers on a 65 ft boat (same size as Blackbeard, 1/2 the passengers -- I've done both trips several times and have enjoyed both, so this is just for reference).

We had excellent food and sun the entire week. Including 3 meals off a 44lb Cobia that was caught on the trip. They accommodated all of our food needs with a smile!

We did 3 to 4 dives a day depending on the day and the conditions. We dove with sharks, did drift dives along the wall, and night dives with turtles. I believe everyone on the boat had a great time, including the crew.

This trip is a great value for your money!
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