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Dive Review of Thalassa/Hotel Santika in

August, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Gary Krippendorf, CA, USA
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Report Number 4471
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, Cozumel, Curacao, Dominica, Fiji,
Hawaii, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Roatan, Sea of Cortez, Turks and
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
3 to 5 minute safety stop, come back with 500 psi in tank, max depth 100
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
I use a digital point-and-shoot system so I do not need any shore
facilities other than power to recharge batteries.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
Wonderful dive sites that have healthy corals, lots of fish, and more
variety of sea life than any other place I have been. It is a long way to
go from the USA, but well worth it. I have been to this sane resort in
2004, 2006, 2007 as well as this 2008 trip. I plan to go again in 2009.

Please see my earlier Undercurrent reviews for additional information.
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