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Dive Review of Diver's Den in
Australia/Great Barrier Reef

Diver's Den: "Moo Moo Cattle Boat", Sep, 2018,

by Gerry Ash, ON, CA ( 1 report). Report 10519.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This boat (Ocean Explorer) takes 45 divers on each dive (5 a day) The dive deck is chaotic and crowded. Entry is giant stride from a slippery metal deck. While it is five dives a day the afternoon, night, and early morning dive are all done at the same site. There is no camera table, only a very small rinse bucket. The boat goes up and down the same reef to different sites, so there is not too much variety of dives. If you want a guide you have to pay $15 /dive/diver. The corals are lovely and there are a lot of fish, but I didn't see any eels, nudis, crabs... The sharks on the night dive can be aggressive and will bump you. The 50 min dive limit is strictly enforced in order to get five dives in daily. Over all I wish that I had paid more to dive with a smaller boat in better locations. The crew and staff were very nice.
Websites Diver's Den   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mexico (both coasts) Bahamas, Cuba, Curacao, Little Cayman, St Lucia, Saba, St Martin, Honduras , Dominican Republic, Dominica,
Closest Airport Cairns Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-°F / 26-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-30 Ft/ 6-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 50 min dives, MUST dive with a computer, Depths for O/W divers
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There is no accommodation for cameras. The dive deck is extremely crowded with 45 divers. There is no camera table, just a small rinse bucket that is not large enough for all of the cameras
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