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Dive Review of Ra Divers/Wananavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu/North local and Bligh

Ra Divers/Wananavu, May, 2010,

by Kelly-Anne Masterman, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 5507.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Utila, Bonaire, Maui, Socorros, Cocos islands, Cabo, Cozumel, Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute bottom time, they would also give rough "max depth" but this was not enforced. They collected your dive time and depth after each dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments 1 fresh water tub on board for all- minimal but OK.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments RA divers while having a good boat and great DM's was quite unaccomadating towards our repeated requests to dive more. We had a 5 day 2 tank reduced to 4 days due to an incoming group (which then didn't influence us and we got to make up two missed dives on that day anyway). We are fairly hardcore divers and would have liked the options for 3-4 dives per day (and were happy to pay for the extra dives), disappointingly we didn't get to do any night dives at all. We asked to go out and were fobbed off about we needed 6 dives (we were 2)so we roped in more people then it became 'ohh, tomorrow maybe'. A half-arsed excuse about the boat, tanks, wind, weather- pretty much everythng and anything. The 'unlimited shore diving' was not so as there were no tanks available unless you asked the day before- and even then sometimes you got them, sometimes only half full...the staff, the food, the resort were all wonderful- the diving-good but not enough. The large group from LA that arrived Sunday had an OBNOXIOUS organiser woman being an truly ugly American- loud, rude etc- think she was with a sport chalet group. She was a disgrace and I hope this gets back to her whomever she is.
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