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Dive Review of Bako Divers/Hotel Robert Reimers in
Micronesia/Marshall Islands - Majuro

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Jeanne & Bill Downey, PA, USA
Report Number 1934
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Caraibbean, Australia, Micronesia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Galapagos,
Cocos Island, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Had a cooler filled with water, which worked if we disconnected the strobes
from the camera
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
We stopped in Majuro for a few days on the way to Bikini Island to see what
the diving was like and to get rid of some jet lag. From Pittsburgh, we
flew to Honolulu, where we spent the night at the very convenient Honolulu
Airport Hotel. We caught the 7 AM flight to Majuro, arriving early
afternoon. We were met by a Hotel Robert Reimers representative,
transferred to the hotel, and quickly checked in. The rooms are very basic,
but OK; next time I would book one of their cottages. We ate most of our
meals at the hotel; some were quite tasty. There's not much else to do
besides dive.

We were booked with Jerry Ross and Bako Divers, which was an excellent
choice. He did everything he could to keep us happy. There were anywhere
from 3 to 5 guests on board the boat. We left 9:30-10:00 each morning and
returned around 3:00 every afternoon, with at least an hour between dives.
One of our favorite dives was Pokelap, with a small WWII hellcat at 110',
and lots of bommies to explore in shallower water. It was also a great
place to find the endemic 3-banded anemone fish, lionfish, and lots of
shrimp gobies. Another favorite was Cenpac with a shipwreck at 105', 2 big
bumphead wrasse, and groupers. 

The water inside the lagoon was like glass a couple days: getting outside
the lagoon through the narrow gap was interesting, and re-entering was like
surfing. There were no soft corals, and the hard corals were low. Some
dives had more fish than other; Jerry has an interesting way to "call
sharks" up from the depths. We also had some great turtle encounters.

Majuro is a good place to stop over for a couple of days. Book directly
with Bako Divers at
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