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Dive Review of Bandos Island Resort in
Hawaii/Bandos Island

Bandos Island Resort, Dec, 2004,

by Donna, EP, Saudi Arabia . Report 1538.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf, Burma
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 82 to 88 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 15 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limit of 30 meters was recommended.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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
UW Photo Comments I lost my camera at sea, so I can't really answer this question. There were no facilities on the boats, as we were only out for a maximum of 3 hours at a time. There was a fresh water rinse area in the locker area when we returned to shore.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Wonderful trip. Wonderful resort. Hotel staff are excellent! The staff at the restaurants remember you from the first day, and remember your personal likes/dislikes. The Dive Masters and all other staff were extremely helpful and very competent. They were able to help us with small repairs as needed. The island was basically empty as many tourists cancelled their trips. We were delighted with the lack of tourists, but I know it is bad for business. The island did not suffer any damage. The viz was quite a bit less than we anticipated. The locals said it was probably due to the tsunami and impending storm season. We saw "squadrons" of mantas. We were in 12' of water, and they virtually "flew" right over us. Amazing. There is lots of new coral growth which is good to see since El Nino. BEfore I left home, I should have known it would be such a great trip, and we would have stayed longer!
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