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Dive Review of Altamarea Diving Center/Residence Stella Marina in
Mediterranean/Ustica

Altamarea Diving Center/Residence Stella Marina: "Altamarea Diving Center Ustica", Jul, 2015,

by Ellen Marie Smith, MN, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8413.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Hawaii, Caribbean (Cozumel, Belize, Turneffe, Utila, Turks & Caicos, St. Martin, Nevis & St. Kitts), California
Closest Airport Palermo, Italy Getting There via Rome, Palermo by car to ferry

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 56 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Diving with divemaster strictly enforced. Groups of 4-6, sometimes fewer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No rinse tank, can rinse with hose on back of boat. Setup not idea for serious photographers. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments We have friends in Palermo and decided to spend a week in Ustica. The laid back feel of the beautiful island was wonderful for a break from our busy lives. There isn't that much to do on the island, but for us that was perfect. We spent each day on the boat, taking lunch aboard and ate out at quaint local restaurants in the evenings. Now for the diving : Mauro has owned and operated Altamarea diving for 20yrs. The boat "Na ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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