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Dive Review of Nekton Pilot in
Bahamas/Cay Sal Bank

July, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Dennis Jacobson, CO, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 4227
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Mexico, Fiji, Florida Keys, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive with a buddy at all times, observe no decompression limits, abide by
"all back on board times" posted  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Adequate dedicated camera tables and fresh water rinse; excellent
assistance on entry and exit; on board contest for digital shooters,
computer facilities on board for viewing and editing.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
This was an excellent 7 day trip.  Boat is older but well maintained. 
Excellent crew and accommodations.  Boat can take 32 divers.  We had 18
passengers and a few did not dive, so crowding was never an issue. Dive
sites were unique and plentiful, and all ours.  Cal Say Banks itinerary was
excellent- no other boats around at all, no land around except first and
last day, lots of blue holes, rays, sharks, great macro, excellent night
dives.  The Nekton does it right for divers, briefing each site, giving
accurate information on conditions- current, surge, visibility- and allows
divers to dive their own profiles in buddy teams, but provides DM's if
desired.  Entire crew has dm or instructor credentials. On one site,
current was strong, and captain readily amended itinerary to more amenable
site.  Great liveaboard experience.
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