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Dive Review of Lost Island Voyages in

Lost Island Voyages: "CaptainRay's Excellent Adventure", Sep, 2016,

by jeffrey, PA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9115 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments After hearing about Lost Island Voyages from a friend I decided to reach out and get more information. It just so happened they had space for two of us on a 10 day trip aboard the Avalon at the end of August. My dive shop partner and I jumped at the opportunity. Lost Island is run Jeanie and Ray Temeyer. Ray, an ex Blackbeard captain knows the waters and Islands of the Bahamas like the back of his hand. His calm demeanor and enthusiasm is infectious. He wants you to feel at home on his well maintained boat. The boat is similar in size to Blackbeard ketch but holds a max of 12 and is much more comfortable and well worth the few hundred bucks more. As we moved south in Bahama chain we hit many of the familiar sites and a few new ones that most of the week long trips would venture to. Since we had 10 days Ray made sure we made our way down to Conception Island. This is probably one most beautiful Islands in the Bahamas. The diving was mostly walls and reefs with few wrecks with lots of healthy coral. In addition to the usual reef suspects we saw a number of reef, nurse, lemon and silky sharks. It wasn't unusual to see sharks and turtles on every dive.
After dropping off some of out folks to snorkel the gin clear river that flows from Conception, Ray and I took a dingy tour through the Mangroves where you could find all sorts of juveniles swimming in the shallow turquoise water.
Life on board was very comfortable, rooms were tight but beds were good with an en-suite sink. The Avalon has two heads and two showers with plenty of fresh hot and cold water.The galley area has a flat screen with lots of movie options. Eric our chef was incredible, every meal was carefully prepared and most including desserts were made from scratch. I did almost 30 dives and think I gained weight because the food was so good! You can fish in open water and we caught wahoo, pompano, barracuda. We also not successfully speared lobster and lionfish(we got a few).
Overall a wonderful trip, great diving and Ray made sure we all had a great time. I would highly recommend you check these folks out!
Websites Lost Island Voyages   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving throughout the Caribbean, Florida, Carolinas, Great lakes, Southern Pacific
Closest Airport Nassau, Bahamas Getting There Filght

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions since we were on air and using 80's the usual recreational dive limits.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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
UW Photo Comments No designated camera table but camera bucket and plenty of power options.
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