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Dive Review of Big Animals Expeditions/Anchorage Hotel & Dive Centre in
Dominica/Roseau

Big Animals Expeditions/Anchorage Hotel & Dive Centre: "Dominica Sperm Whales", Apr, 2017,

by Gregg Backemeyer, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 9592.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving French Polynesia, Mexico, Caribbean, Guadalupe Island, Socorro Island, Windward/Leeward Islands, South Florida, ABC Islands, Honduras, Hawaii, Panama, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas (Tiger Beach, Bimini, et al), BVIs, AVIs, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Solomon Islands, Galapagos Islands and more
Closest Airport Dominica International Getting There Through San Juan, PR for most on Seaborne to Dominica

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions N/A this was a swim/snorkel, only
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales > 2
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments This was a snorkel/swim only, not SCUBA, so a different environment. Lots of in and out of the water, so ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We had no sperm whales for the first 4 days. Very disappointing. We did have false killer whales day 1 and pilot whales day 2. Sporadic pods of dolphins but none that were bold enough to swim with us. At 10:30am on day 5 we began to spot sperm whales, finally. Something had evident ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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