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Dive Review of Nekton Rorqual/Aquatic Adventures in
Dominican Republic/Silver Banks

March, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Paulino Gonzalez, FL., USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 2779
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel,Bahamas,Puerto Rico,Mona
Island,Bonaire,Tobago,Hawaii,Solomons,PNG,Irian Jaya,Raja
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Only skin diving allowed  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Excellent operation, ,superb facilities.Charging Stations,dedicated camera
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Tom Collins  the animal behaviorist, ran two very quiet boats that held a
maximum of 8 divers.No scuba is allowed since this would scare the
whales."Soft u/w encounters' done in a non treathening manner.Stayed 6
hours with a mother and calf pair that allowed interaction. Rest of days
were "fly-bys",where we saw them briefly, but did not want to
interact. Definetely a totally different experience than normal diving.You
feel that the animals are very intelligent and it becomes "an alien
encounter experience'. Very different than organized shark dives,it is
addictive, cant wait to go again!.Capt. Nelson ran a first rate operation,
crew was always very helpfull, would delay lunches in order to let us
continue interaction with whales. An intense incredible experience!
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