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Dive Review of Dolphin Dive/Hotel los Delphines in
Nicaragua/Little Corn Island

April, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Liz Wagstrom, IA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Utila, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Florida and California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dove with divemaster - however let dive last up to about an hour as long as
group had adequate air  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Would bring a bucket of fresh water on boat for camera, no on land
facilities for the camera.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
Little Corn is a great place to visit - no car, motorbikes or golf carts
anywhere on the island.  Dolphin Dive did a nice job, took our gear to the
boat every morning and off when we were done.  They washed and stored our
BC and regs for us.  Divemasters were generally good and we had small
groups (<9) and usually closer to 4-5 per dive.  Boat is an open panga,
water entry a backroll, after the dive you hand up your gear and then climb
up ladder.  

Little Corn diving is fairly shallow, no wrecks.  Fairly diverse sea life. 
While on some dives we didn't see tons of fish, many of the fish were
bigger than those in areas like Utila where fishing pressure may be more
intense.  Saw tons of nurse sharks, eagle rays and sting rays.  Toad fish
were common.  Also - unfortunately - lion fish were spotted on several
dives.  Best dives were out to Blowing Rock - a morning trip that did cost
extra - but well worth it.

This would be a great spot for a beginner, but there was enough to keep an
experienced diver happy for several days of diving.  Weather was great
while we were there, and the dive sites are all within about a 10 minute
boat ride of the shop.  Did get a package deal with Hotel los Delphines and
Dolphin Dive that made it very reasonable.
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