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Dive Review of Neptuno/Best Western Metro in
Dominican Republic/South coast

June, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Ray Fealko, Ohio, USA
Report Number 90
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
carribean islands
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
75   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Best Western Juan Dolio Metro Hotel excellent.  All inclusive package for
$40. day, safe water system throughout hotel complex. Neptuno horrible dive
operation.  Very unsafe practices. We were put in dangerous situations
daily. They were not providing adequate safety  for situations as they
aroze. Cave diving beautiful but not set up for safety.  No lines in
places, bad visibility. Boats not adequate for long trips in ocean.  Engine
problems. Inexperience with conditions, poor judgement. No safety
precautions. We had to insist they call for help.  Diving only fair in the
Juan Dolio area, Boca Chica has some very nice dive sights .  Get on the
bus and in 5 minutes your in Boca Chica to dive. Catalina Island diving is
excellent.  Stay in that area if possible to save traveling. Santa Domingo
is a very nice city to visit. The tour of the historical city is wonderful.
The country is very nice and we were impressed with the people there.  
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