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Dive Review of RV Bounty Bay in
Other Locations/Pacific

February, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Harry E. White, NY, United States
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Report Number 3883
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
NY Area, St Lawrence R, Lake Ontario, NC, Florida, Caribbean, Micronesia,
Med, Scapa Flow, Indonesia, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, surge  
Water Temp
85   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
80   to 200    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
2 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Boat is a 42' catamaran.  See www.pacific-expeditions.com/.  Trip was to
Pitcairn Island and dependencies (Oeno and Henderson Islands).  Vessel
conditions were basic but not awful.  Bunks were in the hulls, which were
below (lower) and more or less at (upper) sea level so that not
withstanding 12-15' swells, no one was sea sick.  Crew showed remarkable
skill in kitchen so that food was quite good considering the
circumstances.

Trip involved diving in Pitcairn (OK diving but history made up for
limitations of the area), Oeno (great coral but bad seas when we were
there), Henderson (best viz any of us ever saw), Temoe, French Polynesia
(excellent viz, wonderful hard corals around this uninhabited atoll)and
Mangareva FP(also excellent viz, wonderful hard corals). Land in Pitcairn
and Mangareva was interesting. If you take this boat with an open mind and
a willingness to take the less than ideal, You will be satisfied.
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