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Dive Review of Worldwide Dive and Sail/MV Siren in
India/Andaman Islands

April, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Debbie Foster, London, GB (1 report)
Report Number 5441
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Western Australia, Oman, Sulawesi, Sipadan, Lankayan, Belize, Honduras,
Turks & Caicos, Turkey, UK (Cornwall), New Zealand, Baja California
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
28   to 33    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
1
Water Visibility
3   to 20    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No max depth or dive time  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
The boat (schooner style) is of a very high standard, plenty of room, great
crew and food.  The diving is done from in small groups (max 5) from
tenders.  There were 3 dive guides and you could either stay with them or
go off with your buddy.  Our diving was split into two sections, the first
up north was great.  Saw 3 mantas as soon as we dropped in on first dive.
Great vis.  There was some volanic activity so the currents and water temps
varied greatly.  When we headed south, the vis went.  The dive sites were
great with huge shoals of the usual reef fish (snapper, fusiliers etc),
also saw quite a few large grouper.  Diving would have been better had we
started south and then headed north.  Once we got back down south on the
return, there was nowhere else to go, given the bad vis.  Free beer,
spirits/cocktails 5 a go, wine very expensive - take your own.  
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