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Dive Review of Nekton Diving Cruises/Nekton Pilot in
Bahamas/N/W Bahamas

August, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by William Ungerman, California, USA
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 3538
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean and Pacific
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
84   to 90    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
no restrictions but recomendations to adhere to sport diving limits.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Dive table and air hose available, also rinse barrel.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
2 stars    
The Nekton Pilot departs from Fort Lauderdale.  They will pick you up from
any location on the day of departure but you cannot board the boat until
2000, which makes it real late to get anything done.  The overnight passage
is to Bimini where Bahamian customs matters are handled by the crew while
you dive.  Five dives a day were offered on three of the six dive days;
otherwise four.  Two dive sites a day was the norm.  The diving was
mediocre with the exception of a few sites, e.g. "Theo's Wreck"
off Grand Bahama and the "Sugae Wreck" where marine life was
prolific.  Lots of sharks on "Shark Junction" where some land
operations do their shark feed dive.  This was our second trip on the
Nekton Pilot and we found the crew to be the absolute best on any of the
thirteen liveaboards we have been on.  The cabins are relativelky spacious.
 We felt the policy of setting the clocks back an hour ("Nekton
Time") to be pointless other than to create the illusion of getting in
the night dive at a reasonable hour.  Having a nightly power point
presentatin on reef creatures or turtles is fine but do it after the night

The dive briefings were excellent and the crew couldn't be more
acomodating.  They would do anything you asked and at times it was like
having your personal valet in attendance.  The trip video produced by
"Divin' Ivan" was the best ever seen.  My family of four has seen
better diving but never a better crew or atmosphere; a great time was had
by all.  On balance, a fine trip with a great bunch of divers and a
spectacular crew.  
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