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Dive Review of Anchorage in

December, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Ewald, KY, USA
Report Number 348
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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

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
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. 
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