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Dive Review of MV Nautica in
Thailand/Similan Islands

January, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Ian Chisholm, AB, CA (1 report)
Report Number 6446
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Vancover Island Canada, Florida, Turkey, Honduras
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
85   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
100   to 130    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow the dive guide  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
1 or 2 
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
N/A  
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
Camera tank on dive deck. The boat boys were great with handling camera's.
No editing or downloading location. A cupboard with a power bar to charge
batteries was the only facility
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The crew and divemasters were wonderful, helpful and friendly. It is a
comfortable boat with tasty plentiful food. They accomadate a maximum of 12
divers so there is no feeling of being on a cattle boat! 
The Similan Islands can have strong currents. My wife is a beginner diver
and some of the dives were beyond her abilities. There was another beginner
diver on the boat that missed some dives due to the strong currents.
The Similan Islands are serviced my a multitude of dive boats. So although
you are often beyond the reach of the day trip divers, sometime the dive
sites can still get a bit crowded.
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