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Dive Review of Universal Divers/Tunabay in
Malaysia/Perhentian Islands

June, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Andrew Colin Thompson, Singapore, SG
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Report Number 7345
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Celebes Sea- Resort, Pom Pom island.
Redang Island.
Ko lanta, krabi, Thailand. with Dive and Relax.
Dive sites, Shark point, Phi Phi island, Anemone Reef, Hin Daeng and Muang.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
25   to 30    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 25    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max depth 30m. All dive sites must be accompanied by a dive guide from the
dive centre except for shore dives.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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I am not a UWP professional. I own only a Canon G15 for my UWP. 
However, if one needs to set-up their camera equipment, dive centres at Pom
Pom and ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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Honestly, no regrets! I did my "homework" with Tripadvisor. It is
the best source to gauge what to expect. In Dec 2013 I am going diving in
Phuket with Scubacat. I chose Scubacat too based on the reviews on
Tripadvisor. ...
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By Charlie9100 at Dec 08, 2013 14:14 EST  
Understand that there are services available at a price that optimize a
review on Tripadvisor which distorts the actual ranking.  We discovered
this issue when we noticed the Turtle Inn was ranked 5th in Placencia,
Belize.  It is not the cheapest but if you have ever been to Palacencia it
is certainly better than 5th by any measure.  Upon investigation we found
out about the Tripadvisor optimization services that are available to
resorts to up their rating.  Tripadvisor did not seem to have an answer on
how to fix the issue.  I am sticking with Undercurrents for my decisions
although I post to Tripadvisor also.  Thought you might want to know.

We dove Sea Bees out of Phuket on a day dive and on the liveaboard Diva
Andaman for a week at the Similan Islands last March and both did a great
job.  Then we were off to Borneo Divers in Mabul to dive Sipadan which I
finally posted a review of the trip.
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