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Dive Review of Nekton Rorqual in
Barbados

Nekton Rorqual, Oct, 2004,

by Alan Radzun, Illinois, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 1412.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Midwestern lakes & quarries, Cozumel, Mexican Cenotes, Fla. Keys, St. Lucia, Barbados
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits - 130ft - no decompression - 500psi - safety sausage - whistle
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse tanks - tables

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Don't leave home without some type of seasickness medications. No side to side motion but lots of forward and back. Though not bad considering the conditions of the seas. Service by the crew was outstanding!! Food was great(good job Goose); dieters beware. Breakfast, mid-morning cookies, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, dinner, and evening popcorn. Cabins were good. If you want a bigger cabin see NCL or Carnival. Hot towels, several camera rinse tanks, wetsuit rinse tank, hot shower, and mask dip bucket for diving. This was the Cay Lobos trip. Long ... travel times. This cut down on the amount of diving. Some of the sites were pretty beat up from the hurricanes but seemed to be rebounding. Spent too much time on some sites, not enough on others. Large creatures were few and far between. Underwater beacon was weak. Fine on the first nite dive, weaker on the second, non-existent on the third (I was right below it). I would definitely dive with Nekton again, but maybe not this route.
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