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Dive Review of Nekton Rorqual in
Barbados

October, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Alan Radzun, Illinois, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 1412
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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