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Dive Review of Marlin Bay Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

April, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Juli Tracy & Dick Gamble, CA, USA
Report Number 447
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Caribbean, Palau, Yap
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Maximum depth 110 feet  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
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
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
No camera table on shore, and limited table space in rooms to work on
cameras -- ended up doing most changing film, etc. on bathroom sink for the
best light.  On boat there were sheltered areas to change film, and two
rinse tanks.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Dive resort was very nicely appointed -- clean, comfortable, spacious
bures.  Food was also good, although breakfast could benefit by being a
buffet, because often by the time everyone was served (7:00 start time), it
was a rush to make the boat by 8:00.  Diving was a letdown after being on
the Aggressor the week before, but as the week progressed the divemasters
took us to better and better sites!  The divemasters we had were
excellent--showed us creatures we never would have found and were always
somewhere around, even though they were never intrusive.  We are usually
the last on board because we take so long in photographing and there was
always a divemaster somewhere around us until we actually started our
ascent after the safety stop.  Two dives a day isn't quite enough diving
for us, but since it took a long time to get to and from the sites (about
30-45 minutes usually), it was often close to 2 by the time we sat down to
lunch, so a third dive would have been difficult. Overall we enjoyed the
pampering and the beauty of the island and the islanders.  If we don't
return, it will be because the diving, though good, was not as good as we
experienced on the Aggressor. 
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