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Dive Review of Divers Den in
Australia

Divers Den, Jun, 2004,

by Edward Leibowitz, NJ, USA . Report 1108.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving PNG, Bonaire, Cayman, Tortola, Fiji, Palau, Yap, PNG
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 70 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Depth and time]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I had a layover of two days in Cairns Australia before returning home. On my return trip home on Continental Airlines I was delayed fourteen hours in Cairns, that caused me to arrive home a day later.Continental was very good about providing accommodations and food while being delayed. However,they would not reimburse me for lost salary.
I had just spent five days diving in PNG. The water temperature was colder than PNG. I dove with Divers Den aboard the Seaquest. Saw turtles and neat coral formations. Dove with Wally the friendly Maiori Wrasse. There was a group of novice divers and snorkelers aboard the Seaquest. Diving was rather shallow. Max depth was 40 ft, average depth was 20-25 feet. I suppose since the tragedy in Cairns depicted in the film Open Water, boat personnel were very careful about recording the times you entered and returned to the boat from diving. This is an excellent operation for beginner and novice divers. I would not recommend it for experienced divers. The lunch server on board was excellent. There is a video photographer that records your dive. This video can be purchased for $66 AUD.
I also visited the Rain Forest. Don't miss it. The views are spectacular. You can go there by railroad or cable car or both(take railroad going, cable car back or vice versa).
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