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Dive Review of Germain at Marenostrum Expeditions/Oceania ship Marina] in
Chile/Juan Fernandez archipelago

February, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by linda nelson, UT, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6868
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Robinson Crusoe Island, formerly called Mas a Tierra, the largest island in
the Chilean Juan Fernandez archipelago.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
58   to 60    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
90   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
we had to go with the dive guide-(owner)which made sense, since we had
never been there before.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Due to luggage restrictions, I  only had a Lumix point and shoot camera and
housing-which was sad, because the area begs for wide angle lenses. The
best thing was the endemic fish and  ...
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Value for $$
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2 stars   
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We hadn't found anything on the web before we left home, except that the
fish were unusual and we assumed there was no dive business on the island. 
The dive shop had a sign on the pier, luckily, so we raced back to the ship
to get our gear.
 The $100 per person for one dive in ...
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