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Dive Review of Ocean Rover in

April, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Joe Puglia, Fl, USA
Report Number 1071
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Palau, Solomon Islands, Caribbean, Turk and Caicos, South Africa
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Computers required.  No decompression  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Good sized work and charging area.  Ample storage and rinsing areas on dive
deck.  One PC for digital that can burn CD's
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
The boat service is a as good as advertised.  This is the most effortless
diving I've ever done.  The crew was there for your every need.  The cabins
are large and comfortable with good size bathrooms.  Sundeck is beautiful
and spacious.  The food was outstanding; a mix of Thai and western food. 
There was always plenty to eat with enough variety that no one was
disappointed.  Beer and wine were extra.

The diving was good to great.  Richelieu Rock was fantastic!  You could
dive it all week and not see everything.  Myanmar was nice although
visibility was limited at times.  Black Rock was my favorite.  Trust the
guides.  At Twin Peaks one afternoon the dive was great, no current,
Mantas, octopus, sea snake etc.  The next morning by the end of the dive it
was flag pole diving on the mooring line.  Critter sightings were great,
Ribbon eels, mantas on 1/2 the dives, Leopard sharks, plenty of octopus
(including a couple mating), cuttlefish, all varieties of Nudis, lots and
lots of tropicals including 6 Line Soapfish.

All diving was from dinghies.  Most days there were 5 dives available.  On
the two travel days only three.  There was no need to find the boat as the
dinghie drivers were right there when you surfaced.  Nitrox 32 was offered
for a small up charge and well worth it.  Computers are required.

Its a long trip from the US so give yourself a couple of days on shore to
get acclaimated.  We spent a few days in Bangkok and a couple of days at
the Chedi in Phuket.  Both quite nice.

This was really a fantastic trip!  
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