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

 
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Germain at Marenostrum Expeditions/Oceania ship Marina], Feb, 2013,

by linda nelson, UT, US ( 2 reports). Report 6868.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 58 to 60 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 90 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions we had to go with the dive guide-(owner)which made sense, since we had never been there before.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 2 stars
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Comments 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.
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