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

November, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US
Top Contributor   (41 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6813
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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

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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).  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
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
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
Another week was spent at White Sands ( tourist town) but only diving was
done at Bang Bao.
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