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Dive Review of Sail Caribbean Divers/Queen Mary 2 cruise in
Virgin Islands/Tortola]

November, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Rollin, CA, USA
Reviewer (2 reports)

Report Number 3719
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Curacao, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
84   to 86    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay with group  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
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
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
This was a fairly pricey ($139/person) shore excursion purchased from the
ship.  For this we were provided transportation to/from the dive boat and a
2-tank dive.  The dive boat was large and comfortable for the 12 divers
aboard.  Many of the divers seemed relatively inexperienced.  Our
destination was the wreck of the Rhone.  We were the first dive boat of the
day to arrive at the wreck.  There was a good assortment of rental gear
which was in good condition and included in the excursion price.  We
received a thorough dive briefing including some history of the wreck.  We
were divided into 2 groups of 6 divers with no consideration of experience.
 Each group had a divemaster assigned.  The first dive was to the bow
section in about 75 feet and lasted about 30 minutes.  After an hour
surface interval the second dive was to the stern in about 60 feet for 45
minutes.  The divemasters were competent but provided little other than
basic guide service and made little attempt to point out interesting
sealife.  But they were very safety conscious.  This was a moderately
interesting dive but not a great dive value.
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