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Dive Review of Amedee Diving Club/Dove while on a Cruise in
Cook Islands/Noumea, New Caledonia

Amedee Diving Club/Dove while on a Cruise, Feb, 2007,

by Dee Wescott, HI, USA . Report 3186.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving French Polynesia, American Samoa, Hawaii, Solomon Islands, Galapagos, Utilla, Tobago, Gulf of Acaba, Sharm El Sheik, Maldives, New Britain (PNG), Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Because the dives were drift dives, we were requested to stay together and come up with the first person low on air. (We were all pretty equal, but dives were called at 50 min)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments There was nothing much done for UWP, BUT they didn't know that we were UWP before we came and when they set the boat up. The subjects available to shoot more than made up for the lack of rinse tanks!!!!!!!

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I wish I had known about these folks before I left home. We found them because the company I contacted (from the cruise ship) was closed on Monday, so they turned us over to Amedee. You do need to know that you will be gone over lunch and they only provide tea, coffee and EXCELLENT pastries, so if you need more than that, you need to bring it. I think the company is fairly new, but they really try hard. For me, as I have said, the subjects available to shoot, made up for any shortcomings on the part of the boat or operators. I will definitely be going back, and when I do, I will be diving with Amedee again. I will also be asking them to recommend a resort to stay at and I am sure it will be very, very nice.
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