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Dive Review of Fantasy Island in

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Patricia Sinclair, Tx, USA
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 2066
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Caymans, Fl Keys, Cozumel, Jamaica 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None really, other than follow/stay with the divemaster - usually dives
were no deeper than 94 feet.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Other than providing a camera rinse bucket, nothing else was provided.
Some Divemasters really good at finding the little stuff for photographers.
 Downside - too many photgraphers on a lead dive makes for a real cluster
(around the poor, scared, hiding from the lghts,etc. critter.)
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
3 stars    
Bad - Divemaster not attentive to diver during the dive.  Example - novice
diver (first dives after cerification) is allowed to dive with a group of
experienced divers going to 90 feet.  She freaked at the depth, her partner
(more experienced than her, but not by much) took her up to 50 feet, and
then back to the boat when she showed no signs of getting
better...divemaster did not notice them leaving the group.
Divers grouped together by language, while this is good for communications,
it is not good for "newbies", or people doing their first dives
after ow certication to be with more experienced divers and/or going to
depths greater than 60 feet.
1 divemaster and 14 people - not good!  Groups should be split by
experience, photographers split out, etc.
1 divemaster, 14 people (10 are photographers) on a night dive - BAD!!! 
Luckily no one had a mask knocked off, or regulator kicked out of their
mouth during the photo frenzy (aka CLUSTER) that ensued when anything was
Good -  The instructor for EANx course really was well informed and very
good with teaching/explaining what was not evident in the course book.
Boats were well maintained.
Fruit and drinks provided after every dive.  GOOD in season fruit!
Food, while not great, was plentiful and usually there was a fairly good
selection, one which would please even Vegans.
Rooms, are clean and neat and fairly well maintained, even if a bit sparse
by US standards.  TV had English channels and you could keep up with news
Weather great in May!!!
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