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Dive Review of Calypso dive and snorkel in

Calypso dive and snorkel: "A must-do if you're in Northern Queensland, Australia", Jun, 2023,

by Medea Isphording Bern, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 12528.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was a day-trip only on a huge power catamaran. Despite the fact that there were probably 100 people on the boat, most everyone was well-behaved. There were two families with babies in strollers, but they tried very diligently to keep their gear sequestered. Many many brand-new divers, some having their first post-cert check-out dives. Ages and experience levels were all over the map.
We left from Pt Douglas at 8am. It's a 90-minute ride to the Agincourt Reef within the Great Barrier Reef. The ride was smooth on a ship this beamy and heavy though the chop was visible. Some clouds and occasional quick showers kept conversation alive.
We were grouped in clusters of 5-8; out of all of the patrons, only about 12 of us were divers. The divemasters did a good job of explaining protocols, dispensing gear, discussing reef awareness. We were an hour out when the head divemaster took my 73-year-old former dive instructor and physician husband asi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Society Islands, Australia, Florida, Galapagos
Closest Airport Cairns Getting There We took a non-stop United flight from SFO to Brisbane, then a quick flight from BNE to Cairns

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-80 Ft/ 6-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions infants to us--I'm 64 and my husband is 73-he was probably the oldest person on the boat
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was a basin for cameras. We carry a point and shoot with a housing and flash and it was adequate. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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