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

Divers Team/Royal Decameron Aquarium, Mar, 2008,

by Terry Bartley, Ont, Canada (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 4560.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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