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Dive Review of BB divers/Ocean Blue hotel in
Thailand/Koh Chang island

BB divers/Ocean Blue hotel, Nov, 2012,

by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 43 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 6813.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving SE asia, hawaii, carribbean, palau, Yap, puerto Rico, Utila, mexico,
Florida, Calif., Philappines, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions they prefer that you follow them; usually 38 to 41 feet deep except the pinnacles which was 65 feet deep; usually 1 hr. long (easily done with such shallow depths).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments no bucket for cameras;

but the boat boys did handle the cameras gently;

boat rides were 1/2 to 2.5 hr. long

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
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 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments the bad: most of the dives were not exciting but a lot better than Boracay (Ph.) which had lots of sand and rocks; the hotel was cheap so fan (but you could get A/C); still bucket flush toilet; food on the pier at Bang Bao was only average but less than average for American eggs, meat, etc., they start re-doing same dive sites at less than 1 week; the equipment was well used some of the cafes are shabby; DMs want to serve you unlike mexico; some of many stuff to see were: banner fishes, nudibranch, cowry, xmas tree, cane and whip sponges, butterfly and globes,
barracuda, 1 turtle, angel fishes, titan trigger fishes, lots of sea urchins, more than a few blue-spotted sting rays, sweet lip fishes; no ghost pipe fish seen nor sharks
I did get food poisoning from either Bangkok airport or BB Delight food; but, pepto bismol really ties up the toxins-- so that I was only sick 2 days.
The other divers were mostly Europeans and beginners and nice people.
Kostas + Wi Delight Cafe (they haves rooms too) was the best cafe for price and tasty food; the Japanese cafe was expensive and modern and clean.
Another week was spent at White Sands ( tourist town) but only diving was done at Bang Bao.
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