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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscapes Resort in

July, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Terri Feinblum, MD, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
"Great Diveshop, Great Crew"
Report Number 8476
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Bonaire, Florida, Cozumel, Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Barbados,
Dominican Republic
Closest Airport
Getting There
InsulAir 30 minute flight from

Dive Conditions

windy, cloudy  
Water Temp
76   to 78    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Just a request to keep the divemaster in sight throughout all dives, and to
go to the divemaster in the rear if air was low, and he would swim with you
closer to the surface (during drift dive).  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Separate tanks for cameras on the boat and on land.  No masks were dipped
into the camera bucket; other bucket was provided for that. They handed me
my camera once I was in the water, ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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I had checked out Ocean Encounters website prior to making final
reservations at the resort, and it looked good.  I sent an e-mail and got a
prompt response with information tailored to my requests, and other options
they had.  I made my reservation online.  I completed my paperwork the day
before my first dive.  I used my own equipment, and thus had a discount.  I
still took a look at their rental gear which was top line and in excellent
con ...
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By tfeinblum at Nov 26, 2015 14:18 EST  
I am surprised I didn't give an overall rating for 4 stars for advanced
divers. The currents were a little rough for novices. The dive shop at the
resort was top notch. The prices were fine for what was supplied. The only
negative is that to get to this beautiful location from the airport, you
pass all the petroleum processing plants.  Still worth a visit.
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