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Dive Review of Scubarsur in
Spain/Canary Islands

February, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by John Keith, Utah, USA
Report Number 787
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Turks and Caicos, CA,FL
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
21   to 23    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
2   to 10    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay with group  
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
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
1 stars    
Comments  
Scubasur was a good operation.  They were on time, safety concious, and
very helpful.  The boats are Zodiacs, so don't expect luxury.  We (me, wife
and friend) dived a couple of sites on the Gran Canary.  After our first
dive, wife and friend bagged it, since there was lousy visibility and
little to see even when visibility improved.  I went on a second dive to a
supposedly "good" dive site.  Same story.  Lanzarote may be OK,
but forget Gran Canary for diving.  We did drive around the island, which
is pretty spectacular on the West side, and had some great food in Las
Palmas.  However, at the end of the trip, our rental car (a small Opel) was
broken into and we lost passports, air tickets (Regional Air Lines from
Morocco - don't ever bother), clothes, cameras, and computers.  We were
told later that this is really common (and in fact another car with the
same problem pulled up behind us just as the police arrived).  Police and
people at the airport (airline and everything else) were especially
unhelpful.  Required a trip to Madrid for replacements.  All in all, the
trip from hell - with a couple of bright spots.
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