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Dive Review of Nekton/Nekton Rorqual in
Puerto Rico/Mona Passage

March, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Chip Goodhart, PA, USA
Report Number 967
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Provodenciales, Cocos Island, Cayman Brac
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Alcohol only after last dive of the day.  No decomp dives.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Separate Camera Table w/ Compressed Air.  Divemasters very helpful w/
cameras both in and out of water.  Photo Pros gave good advice when asked.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
Accomodations as always on a liveaboard, were tight, but not
claustrophobic.  Not as many large animals as we expected, but of course
that can vary from trip to trip.  Rorqual was steady considering the seas
(4-6 feet) that we were in, but there definitely is rock and roll as in any
other small (less than 100 feet length) vessel.  As far as we know, there
was only one passenger who got even queasy the whole time.  Neither of us
used any antiseasick medications or bands nor did we need them.  The
shining star of the whole voyage was the crew...there was not anything that
was not provided.  The Captain made it clear before we left the pier that
if anything was wrong or needed, we should tell the crew so that they could
address/correct it.  This policy was the truth.  The crew was great and we
are already planning our next trip.
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