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Dive Review of RV Bounty Bay in
Other Locations/Pacific

RV Bounty Bay, Feb, 2008,

by Harry E. White, NY, United States (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 3883.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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