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Dive Review of AAA - Alex's Aquatic Adventures in

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Wellington Lee, DC, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 4791
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Sipadan, Cocos, Bahamas, Cozumel, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
74   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Told to stay close to DM.  Allowed to dive profile after he checked us out.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Fresh Water Tub on boat, though the other (Japanese) divers tossed their
gloves and masks into the bucket.  Captain/DMs did not indicate otherwise.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
Alex has lower than average rates and provides better than average service.
 He picks up and drops off from your Waikiki hotel, provides all rental
gear, snacks, towels and hot coffee all for less than any other op in the
area. Rental gear was in good shape.  

He was honest concerning the reef (not the best) and sites (wrecks=good)
and communicated about the sites and asked us where we wanted to go.  On
the boat he was very good at briefing the sites and clear about the dive

Dove Reef 30ft. "Turtle Canyons" and 
the Wreck 100ft. "YO-257".  Saw many turtles on both sites (8+
turtles).  One Large eagle ray.  Many large Frogfish on the wreck.  Wreck
was pretty, with excellent vis and simple/safe penetrations.

Alex used to run his own boat, but now works on a shared one with other

He led our group independent of the other groups (others less experienced
and less capable) and allowed us to dive within our abilities, with
reasonable upfront caution and warnings (stay close, mind your air on the
deep dives).  

Fun guy, great service, great price.

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