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Dive Review of Unisub/L'Estarit in
Spain/L'Estartit, La Costa Brava

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by David Schwab, AE, USA
Report Number 3407
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Norway, England, Scotland, Red Sea, Thailand, Burma, France, Hawaii,
Florida, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Germany, the
Netherlands, Croatia, Turkey 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
19   to 21    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 15    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth and time depending on the site.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Common wash tank for UWPs, masks, etc.  Otherwise nothing special. 
However, nothing else was necessary.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Unisub provided good service; they were dependable, safe, on time,
responsive to our needs.  Dive boat "Triton" is well-designed for
divers; it includes a patented ladder that makes getting on board with fins
easy.  Plenty of secured storage space for your gear; lots of room. 
Fifteen litre cylinders available for those who want them; always filled to
200 bar.  Only downside: The operator had dive trips scheduled at two hour
intervals; out at 0900, back by 1100, etc.  Selection of dive sites
affected by the two-hour window, so we couldn't go far.  Dive sites were
either just off shore, or at Les Iles Medes, a protected reserve
(restrictions in effect on diving there).  Good dive briefings, but there
are no guides (unless you hire one; expensive), so novices and advanced
divers with weak navigation skills beware!  Chilly water in July; some wore
dry suits, most wore 5 to 7 mm wet suits with hoods & gloves.  Night
dives available.  Some reports of Eagle Rays, but I didn't see any.  Lots
of BIG Groupers.  Also reports of Nudis and Seahorses, but I looked without
success.  Octopi and Moray Eels in residence.  Plenty of accommodations
available; we stayed in apartments (with kitchens) arranged by Unisub for
about $47 per person per night.  Local markets and restaurants (recommend
Chez Robert) nearby.  This is a tourist area so expect to pay tourist
prices.  Mosquitos.  Easy access to La Costa Brava by air to Gerona, then
car or bus to L'Estarit.  I would dive with Unisub again.
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