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

Nekton/Nekton Rorqual, Mar, 2004,

by Chip Goodhart, PA, USA . Report 967.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Provodenciales, Cocos Island, Cayman Brac
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Alcohol only after last dive of the day. No decomp dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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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