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Dive Review of The Village in

June, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Stephanie Batzer, HI, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4196
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae, Palau, Australia, Boracay, Hawaiian islands
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Multi-level dives planned in accordance with dive computer profiles.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Dive guides take care to secure dive cameras on the skiffs, probably could
use a dive camera rinse tank at the bottom of the hill where we start our
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  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Bob, Patti and Jamie Arthur make every effort to make you feel as if you
were coming home after a long stay away.  There was no need that was not
tended to during our visit, indeed during any of our 4 visits.  

The pelagic life is absolutely amazing (see my videos at, and I couldn't want a better place to stay.  If
you enjoy diving, and don't mind a bit of a bumpy ride, this is the place
to go.  It is in my top 3 dive destinations, of which one no longer has a
dive operation.

Do bring your own gear, rinse your camera in the shower of your bungalow,
and expect first class meals while there.  Additionally, make sure you
visit Nan Madol, a wondrous place.
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