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Dive Review of Laguna Beach Resort in

April, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Joan B. Nagy, NY, USA
Report Number 1674
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Extensive Caribbean, Papua New Guinea, Thailand
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
82   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
110 feet; back on boat in 1 hour.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
No E-6 processing; communal computer with UBS port and Photoshop
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  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
One of the best operations I've encountered in the Caribbean in 16 years of
diving. Rustic, but handsome and very comfortable, cabins with air
conditioning and plenty of hot water. Marvelously efficient and charming
managers (Luciano and Romina are still there) and experienced dive masters
and boat captains. In April of 2003, Undercurrent gave the food three
stars. I'd bump that to at least four. Certainly plenty of it, and much of
it very, very good. That same review seemed little better than lukewarm on
the condition of the reefs and the number of fish and critters, but I
thought both were as good as I've seen anywhere--except perhaps for
pelagics. We saw lots of tropicals, and in the more exotic category
longlure frogfish, many hawksbill turtles, scorpionfish, seahorses,
red-lipped blennies, eagle rays, and--yes--whale sharks and dolphins. As a
longtime subscriber to Undercurrent, I hadn't read before how whale shark
sightings work. And at the risk of running out of my 1000-word limit, I
think it worth explaining the procedure.

All dive operations are in contact with each other via radio phone. When
you come up from your first dive of the morning, the captains know whether
or not there have been whale shark sightings. If there have, and if you're
on the right side of the island, they head off immediately.  Once you get
to the location, the dive master starts yelling, "Get ready,"
"Get ready." That means get on your mask, snorkel, and fins and
sit on the starboard rail. The divemaster, who has been standing on the bow
waiting to see the whale sharks rise up from below, yells "Go!,
Go!", and you jump in. It takes a few seconds for the bublles to
clear, and there it is. Maybe no more than 15 feet from you. Heanding away
and down. And for maybe five or ten glorious seconds, there it is. No more
than ten or fifteen feet from you, heading away and down. But for all ten
seconds, it's the most exciting thing I've ever seen in 16 years of diving.
And we had six heart-stopping sightings. And snorkeling with wild dolphins
was almost as spectacular. Great trip. Very highly recommended.
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