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

Orca/Stay in local hotels, Jan, 2007,

by Doris & Bob Schaffer, CA, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports). Report 3227.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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