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Dive Review of Micronesia Dive Association in
Guam

Micronesia Dive Association, Dec, 2008,

by Brent Woods, Ontario, Canada (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 5179.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Great Lakes, St Lawrence River, Cuba, Jamaica, Roatan, Galapagos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 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
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments I stopped in Guam for three days because I wanted to see more of the island than the airport which I passed through several times while traveling in Micronesia. The diving in Guam is awful, flat sandy bottoms with little coral, fish or other life.

I did two dives with Micronesia Dive Associates. They are reputed to be the best in Guam. I was crammed on a boat with about 25 other divers. This is not my idea of fun. They cater to locals. There is no where to rinse gear after dives.

Southern Guam is worth exploring for a day via car. It has so far escaped being turned into subdivisions to house military personnel.

Guam is also where my concerns about the design of my Ikelite housing were confirmed. Fortunately disaster struck at the end of the trip and not its start. Buy Ikelite only if you consider cameras and housings disposable items.
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