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Dive Review of Northern Coast Divers/private residence in
Dominican Republic/Sosua

June, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Clare Petosa, NJ, USA
Report Number 109
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Australia, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
no restrictions  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 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  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Diving around Sosua is marginal at best.  Take an excursion out to Rio San
Juan.  Pristine reefs, amazing visability and lots of fish.  The fish are
so unaccustommed to having divers around they will swim right up to you and
pose for a picture.  At one point I kept feeling something hitting my fin
and couldnt figure out what it was until I saw a tiny damselfish guarding
his house from me!

If my travels took me there, I'd dive, but I wouldnt go back specifically
for that.
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