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Dive Review of Abucs Dive Center in
Canada/1000 Islands

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Jack Gullo Jr., MD, USA
Sr. Contributor   (23 reports)
Report Number 2989
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over the world
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions at all  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
No much photograph except for the very experienced photographers due to the
water conditions - thus no accomdations for cameras on the boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
1000 island diving is the best wreck diving around.  you can dive there;
have short boat rides (less than 1/2 hour); no sea-sickness and still great
viz - the only thing to contend with is the current.

Wrecks are in great shape and many wreck are accessible from shore!

The dive operation leaves alot to be desired.  Broken boats are the norm;
delays in diving makes afternoon dives night dives; slow tank fills with
seemly dangerous overfills.

The crew was helpful and made an attempt at safety - although some of the
practices did not seem that safe.  On the admin side - the price always
changed, nothing was done in writing, no timely feedback when setting up
the trip; and no definate answer in getting details before arriving.  Have
used this operation 2 times - never again!
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