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Dive Review of Fun Dive Asia/Vittion Beach in

May, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Laura Todd, CA, US
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Report Number 5535
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Malaysia, various South Pacific, Baja
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
55   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
not set up for photography - nothing on boat or at shop to assist UWPs
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
2 stars   
2 stars    
We went to the Donsol area to see the whale sharks (see separate report)
and a day of diving was included in our package.  In a word, don't bother
diving here.  The few sites are a good hour and a half away and based on
our experience timely departures are rare.  When we eventually got on
board, I snuck a few photos of the crew bailing out the engine compartment
of the boat.  When we finally got to Ticau, the dive master did not give
any sort of briefing and the only thing he said to me all day was to ask
when the last time I had been diving was.  Once under water he did not show
us anything.  I managed to find a peacock mantis shrimp and some nudis on
my own, but Ticau island is one of the least fishy places I have ever been.
 He then tried to get me to come up at about 40 minutes when I still had
half a tank of air. This same charmer smoked any where and everywhere on
the boat and hung out chatting with the crew in his underwear all day. The
next 2 dives were fast drifts, supposedly to a manta cleaning station, but
rather than find the right spot and wait for the animals, these guys just
keep sending you on 30 minute sprints over and over again in hopes of
seeing something.  We got about ten seconds of mantas in 2 dives. Also 2
small white tip reef sharks under a bommie. There was a fabulous moment
that made the otherwise frustrating day worth it when a whale shark swam
about 15 feet overhead.  There are no showers at the shop and the rinse
area is tiny. If you want to dive here, go with Steady Eddie,their
competitor next door.
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