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Dive Review of Cuan Law in
Caribbean (General)

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Terry Gee, Texas, USA (9 reports)
    Report Number 1720
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
[Dive experience dating back to the early 1960's to include Palau, Truk,
Hawaii, Southern California sites, Sea of Cortez, throughout the Caribbean
and a few sites in the Atlantic.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
85   to 87    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None.  Request that no one drinks and dives or does decompression dives.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
No designated camera area but a large fresh water rinse area reserved for
cameras.  Crew knowledgable concerning photography and very helpful.  Areas
on dive deck that were easily used for camera maintenance, reloading,
battery changes, etc.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
This trip was my seventh charter of the Cuan Law.  I always charter the
entire boat for my groups and that gives us the freedom to dictate when and
where we will dive, sail, etc.  The crew is extremely accomodating when it
comes to all of the above.  They will make suggestions, offer in depth
predive briefings and always have one of their divemaster/instructors in
the water with the divers.  They will lead if asked but otherwise divers
are allowed to set their own profiles, depths, times, etc.  The Cuan Law is
the most spacious and luxurious live aboard that I have been on, including
the Truk Odessy.  The rooms are large and spacious with large private
bathrooms.  The food is exceptional and the chef, Dan, is incredible. 
Steve, the British captain, is exceptionally well trained as a yacht
captain and is friendly, knowledgable and ready to show you any part of his
job that you are interested in.  The entire crew makes it a point to let
you know that they are there to make sure that you have a wonderful
experience and will do anything within their power to assure that happens. 
This particular charter started at St Maarten, took in St Barts, St Kitts
and Nevis, Saba, Sombrero and ended in the BVI's with two dives there and
the beach picnic at Virgin Gordo- the Baths- our final day.  I would rate
the Cuan Law and this trip a five star excellent dive vacation.  
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