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Dive Review of Shark's Friends/several next door in

August, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Polster, IN, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 4324
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Lembeh, Wakatobi, Bali, Maldives, Australia, Cozumel, Bonaire, Belieze, St.
Croix, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Curacao, St. Thomas, St. Martin
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Guided shark dive, stayed in group, 75'  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
This was a Bull Shark dive at the bottom of a 100 year old wreck. Plenty of
growth and photos of sponges and corals. The only fish were typical
caribbean species in deco stop. But the sharks were worth the effort and 12
min. deco stop.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
This is a government owned operation like all businesses in Cuba, so not
really motivated employees. The DMs were professional and safety was a must
to prevent accidents with the hand fed sharks. It was a long dusty pot hole
road to the shore dive, but the bus was reasonable. You have to carry all
your own gear, so if your not used to steel tanks, better get in shape to
hump them around.

We also shore dived Bay of Pigs, beautiful walls, sponges and corals, but
the locals have fished it out. 

We flew to Caya Largo, nice resorts and fantastic beaches, several nice
dives, but not worth the "effort" and money to travel there.
Better diving in Caymans.
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