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

November, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Bill, VI, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 5249
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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