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Dive Review of Anchorage in

Anchorage, Dec, 2002,

by Robert Ewald, KY, USA . Report 348.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 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 4 stars
Comments Outstanding dive masters. Carefully cleaned all gear every day and gave extremely good service. Some of the most colorful reefs in the Caribbean, very healthy with good coral and sponges. Plenty of Frogfish and Sea Horses. Reefs are now protected from fishing and larger fish are coming back. Dive sites no more than 10 minutes from the dock. Calm waters, easy diving, yet very interesting life for the experienced diver. Dive masters very good about finding critters and followed our requests.
On the whale watch we spent 30 minutes in the water with a 20-25 foot two year old Sperm Whale. She was very curious and allowed us to touch and interact with her. I've been diving for 40 years and this was one of the great experiences. Hotel is clean and comfortable, but not luxurious. Food is adequate and plentiful. Staff very friendly.

Island also has outstanding opportunities for land based eco-activities.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Countless places in the Caribbean, Galapagos, Coco, Palau, Red Sea, Australia, Fiji, Hawaii,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally, asked to follow dive master, but he followed our requests and went as slowly or fast as we did. Depth limit of 120 feet. Time generally limited to 1 hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Roomy boats with small number of divers. Large garbage can filled with fresh water and dedicated to cameras. Large sheltered areas available on boat for maintenance between dives.
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