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Dive Review of Orca/Stay in local hotels in
Chile/Easter Island

January, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Doris & Bob Schaffer, CA, USA
Contributor   (14 reports)
Report Number 3227
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Red Sea, Australia, Fiji, Micronesia, Caribbean, Cocos Island,
California, Solomons, PNG, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Tonga, Hawaii,
Indonesia, Maldives, Kiribati,Thailand
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
rainy  
Seas
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
72   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay within sight of the dive guide.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 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
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Easter Island diving is good.  Orca is an outstanding dive operation with
lots of attention to safety, excellent equipment and very reasonabe prices.
 December through February is best time to dive these waters and visibility
was 100+ feet.  No soft corals and not a great variety of hard coral but
it's very healthy and no evidence of coral bleaching.  Interesting
underwater topography and rock formations.  Not a lot of fish.  Easy and
enjoyable diving.  We dove each morning and saw the archeological sites of
the island in the afternoon.  All in all, an outstanding experience.
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