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Dive Review of Rendezvous Dive Adventures in
Canada/Barkley Sound

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Pat Cisar, AB, Canada
Report Number 1984
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Turks and Caicos, Roatan, Cocos Island, Belize, Canada
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
48   to 51    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recreational limits, though the diving limits were just common sense. 
Treated you as an adult diver.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
This is not a site for a casual diver.  However if you want to see a truly
different underwater area it is a must. Food is Family Inn style so if you
have a need for snacks bring your own, the rooms ddorm style. You are
treaated as a real diver and expected to act like one. As a diver you need
either a thick wet suit or a dry suit.  Barkley sound does not have extreme
currents and while we were there the ocean was calm.  The first 30-40 feet
had very low vis, though below this usually there was 60 plus foot vis. 
Most dives are on pinacles( Renatas Reef), though wall dives (Pill Point,
wreck dives (Hong Kong Express)) and shore dives can be done. Good nav
skills help as the anchor may be in a low vis area.  Don't swim too much. 
The amount of life is tremendous and it is better to explore the area
rather than storm through. A good light is a must.  The color of the fish
was more than I had thought with many being as bright as tropical fish. 
The rat fish are cute and the wolf eels are a little shy. A great area to
look at the interesting little stuff.
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