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Dive Review of Nekton/Nekton Pilot in

November, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jack Hochman, Ca, USA (1 report)
Report Number 3854
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Cayman Islands, Hawaii, Cocoos Island, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, dry  
Water Temp
79   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Almost no restrictions were enforced. I was allowed to solo dive and
usually did for the two weeks I was aboard.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Excellent.  Two large tables, each with air hoses and good location 1/2
deck above the dive platform.  No electrical outlets at the tables, but,
plenty right inside.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
The Nekton crew were competent, friendly and kicked back.  The term
"barefoot cruise" comes to mind, but, they were all experienced
and professional. The food was plentiful and good to very good. The ship is
quite comfortable and much roomier than  either of the Aggressor ships or
the "Spirit of Freedom" that I have lived aboard.  
We got in five dives a day without trouble, or hassle every day. I did get
in  50 dives in two weeks without feeling constrained about start or return
times.  There was always a dive master willing to go in with you at almost
anytime of the day. Once they knew you were competent they did not hover
over the divers. The only thing I wish they had was more lighting under the
ship for the night dives.
Belize has an amazing coral reef that is very accessible and is truly a
diver's paradise.  It is the second time I spent two weeks in Belize and I
am sure I will go back again someday.
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