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Dive Review of Pelican WaterSports in
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Pelican WaterSports, Apr, 2006,

by Barbara McMIllan, Ontario, Canada . Report 2639.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving In Sault Ste Marie Ontario, Home
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 30 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions As newly certified divers, we dove no more than 48 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We went to Aruba for two weeks of sun and fun after visiting there as a day spot from a cruise. I had completed my in pool sessions and test with our great dive shop here in the Sault, called Sault Scuba. I was really looking forward to completing my open water dives there as my husband took the PADI course. After consulting with the staff at Pelican, I decided to do my PADI certification along with my husband. Jacky was our contact at the dive shop, and Diana and Famke did our open water dives and certifications with us. Jerry was great as a dive master, and gave us several tips to work on, they are a great buch to work with newbies such as my husband, and were quite comfortable letting me do my thing as I had prior training, but keeping a close eye on every aspect of our diving. We ended up both certified and the diving is great there. We went to the Arashi reef (48 feet), the Pedernalis boat (25 feet)and the Atilla shipwreck. We saw wonderfull fish and the blue parrott fish are not to be missed. Several species of angelfish, and the smooth trunk fish are so cute to watch swimming, and on the last dive a huge porcupine fish, it had to be 3 feet in length. Many thanks to the great staff, we will definately back!!
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