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Dive Review of Jibacoa in

November, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Terry Bartley, On, Canada
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Report Number 4552
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified] Manzanillo, Cuba
San Andres, Columbia
Tobermory, Canada
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
25   to 27    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified] At deep dive sites, depth limits we set, just depended on
what site we were on  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
[None]There are no rinse pails on the boat for cameras.  The dive captain
and dive masters are all very careful in handing down the gear and putting
in the boat when you get out.  The dive masters try very hard to find
subjects for you to take pictures of.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
[None]The only negative thing is that one of the dive masters when he knows
that you are taking pictures will harass the wildlife for you to get the
'best' shot.  He now knows not to do that for us.
We have been here 6 times so know what to expect.  
There is lots of macro things here (which I love to shot), as bigger fish
are not too plentiful.  That being said, this is the only place where I
have seen schools of barracudas.  
A whale shark was seen and filmed in November of 2007, but this is
Bring lots of batteries as in Cuba you will not find any.  Bring converters
(though there are some in some rooms, if you need one, they have to 'hunt'
for an extra one for you) and plugs(round pin, again a good idea to bring
your own.  They found one for us after several hours searching) to plug in
your battery chargers.  An extension cord would be a good idea. 
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