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Dive Review of La Sirena/n/a in
Spain/Medes Islands, Costa Brava

 
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La Sirena/n/a, Nov, 2009,

by Bill, VI, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 5249.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving USVI, Bonaire, St Kitts, US
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 61 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Back on boat after one hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No rinse tank on boat. There was a rinse tank ashore designated for cameras and masks.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Air temp was 66 degrees and the water was 61, which for a Caribbean diver was very cold. Very organised operation. Cost was 47 Euros which included everything for one dive. Apparently because of restrictions in the Medes Islands reserve, only a limited number of divers are allowed per day. Choice of dive sites is also controlled. First dive was at 11:00 am and a second was availble at 15:00. Due to time constraints (and cold) we only did the morning dive.

Briefing was very complete. Divers loaded everything into plastic bins, which were loaded on a truck and taken to the boat. Divers walked down the dock to the boat and then loaded their gear and their tank on the boat. Crew did not assemble or dis-assemble the gear, but if asked I am sure they would have helped. Boat had an ELEVATOR at the stern, at the end of the dive, you swim up and stand on the platform and get hoisted up to the deck. Very cool.

Water was murky and vis was limited. Rain the previous night was blamed for the poor vis. Saw a number of large groupers. Other fish I am not familiar with were abundant. No rays or lobsters were seen. A good dive, probably better in warm weather.
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