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Dive Review of The Cotton Dive Centre/Cotton Bay Hotel, Rodrigues in
Other Locations/Indian Ocean, Rodrigues Island

The Cotton Dive Centre/Cotton Bay Hotel, Rodrigues, Jan, 2007,

by Stanley Zuk, NY, USA . Report 3165.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Bonaire, Fiji, Cook Islands, Emirates, Australia, PNG, French Polynesia, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Toau, Micronesia, Hawaii, many others
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions safety stop
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Rodrigues is a quiet and lonely island situated in the southern Indian Ocean, a brief 2 hours flight from Mauritius. It's a dry rocky land, surrounded by beautiful beaches and rocky lagoons. I stayed in a gorgeous Cotton Bay Hotel, which hosts Cotton Dive Centre. It's a very good operation with very skilled guides and owners, Fifi and her husband Jackie. The reefs surrounding Rodrigues are in superb shape, with many tropical fish. The best dive was done under the reef in a very strong current with many huge silver jacks and trevally jacks, and excellent coral garden. It was very interesting and beautiful, however, Rodrigues lacks many large pelagics, which are usually far away from the healthy reefs. What the island offers is a completely different set up than Mauritius, and remarkable serenity. You really feel like you are on the end of the world. The beaches are great and the hotel offers some tours and Sega dance performances, done by the locals.
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