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Dive Review of Kamala divers/Karon Living room in
Thailand/Phuket

November, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US
Top Contributor   (41 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5817
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, caribbean, Palau, Yap, Philippines, Mexico, PNG, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
follow divenmaster; dives were about 45 to 50 min.;
sandy bottom at 60 to 40 ft.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
the large boat had lg. vat for cameras
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
the bad:  crowded boat about 39 divers; many student divers; next  day,
boat less crowded with less than 30 divers incl. 2 tech divers ( dived to
50 meters); you set up and serve yourself; costly at > $105 / day; 2
dives around Phi Phi islands; long boat rides 2 to 2.5 hr.; late in ship
leaving; come back after 6:30PM except for 1 day back before 6 PM.; local
DM  sorta hard to understand her English.

the good: only 1 dive site with slight current (not drift dive); very good
DM  - - Hugo (free-lancer) found leopard  sharks at shark point; lots of
food and drinks before and after dives; only few divers / DM.  Only leopard
sharks were new to me;  no hammerheads. 3 dives at Racha Noi and Racha Yai
trip.

beaches had lots of shops and cheap massages and food.
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