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Dive Review of Divers Team/Royal Decameron Aquarium in
Colombia/Small island off Colombia

March, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Terry Bartley, Ont, Canada
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 4560
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Cuba, Ontario, Florida 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
27   to 28    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
They want you to sort of stay with them.  No depth limit, just don't go
into Deco.    
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
Comments
They usually don't have a rinse bucket on the boat.  You can ask for one,
and they will fill up a cooler of fresh water for you.  The boat captain is
very careful with your gear.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
3 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
This dive op does an excellent job with handling your gear.  Jorge after
once seeing your set-up will have it waiting for your check in the
mornings.  He and the boat captain load the gear on the boat for you.  You
don't have to touch a thing.  
No matter what the wind is doing, you can always dive.  The island is so
small, if windy on one side they take to around to the other.  If diving on
the other side, extra tanks are taken and you do your SIT time at a small
restaurant.  If not windy, you come back to the resort and then back out
again.
The dive owner tries very hard to make your experience a good one, and will
try and find any critters you ask of him.
Some of the dive masters are better than others, but due to the slow down
of tourists in this area, it is mostly the dive owner that dives with you.
They will do night dives, rarely afternoon dives.  They run a sting ray
tour which is not to be missed.
The only real downside to diving here, is that we have seen over the years
the coral degrading.  Don't know if it is because of global warming, but
even the coral on the non-resort side is showing damage, which is sad.  The
dive owner always takes a bag to clean any garbage up on the bottom that he
finds, and encourages divers not to touch anything.  
This island's town has most things that you would probably need, batteries,
mask, snorkels etc.  
We've could back for 6 years now, so you can tell we like the island. 
One thing though about the resort, take Dukoral before going, or you will
be sick.  
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