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Dive Review of Beyond the Reef/Traders Ridge in

July, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by H. C. Wood, Florida, USA
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, rainy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Boats will only handle 4 divers. Generally only 2 plus Dive guide plus
float handler plus boat driver. The guide was great at finding the site to
get the type of photos wanted and great at finding small things. The boat
didn't have a rinse tank but one was provided at the dock and the crew was
very careful with gear.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
We stayed at Traders Ridge, dove with Beyond the Reef. Both were well run
by friendly people who tried hard to get you the dives you desired. WE had
two typhoons hit Gwam while we were in Yap which made parts of the reef
unavailable. We were told that these areas contained some of the better
diving. We did 12 dives on Yap and in hindsight wished for more. We did the
Manta channel 3 times (lots one time, 1 once and none once), the macro 3
times (the last two at our request) for 1.5+ hours each time (Mandrin fish,
Pipe fish, lion fish and much more) and 6 drift dives outside the reef.
When i go to this area again I will plan at least a week here. The island
itself had some things of interest,i.e., native dances, etc. We were very
happy with both the dive operation and the resort.
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