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Dive Review of Tobago Dive Experience/Manta Lodge in
Trinidad and Tobago/Tobago, Speyside

Tobago Dive Experience/Manta Lodge, Jun, 2009,

by John Miller, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 4847.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Turneffle Lodge Belize, Cozumel, Key West
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 73 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Our group was experienced and the dive operator accommodated that with just basic safety considerations.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Some of the best coral and marine life abundance I've experienced! Bookends, Special and Japanese Gardens were my lifetime favorite dive sites. However, no camera buckets on boats. Had WiFi in lobby for uploading photos etc. Swift currents makes photo a snap-shot on the fly situation. Not really conducive to sharp focus work, unless you can find a spot to get in out of the current, then you loose the rest of your group as they drifted on. If you turn into the current and kick as hard as you can you might manage to stay in one spot. Best to hold on to a rock if you can find one - don't hold on to the coral!

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Dive operators are rough on your equipment, the boats (I call them whale boats) are extremely difficult for older divers to get back on, and all entries are roll-off. You need to be in good shape to dive the Speyside area on the northern end of Tobago. Can't speak for the southern end.
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