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Dive Review of Quicksilver Group in
Australia/Coral Sea

Quicksilver Group: "Good day down under", Feb, 2017,

by JOHN L SMITH, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 9924.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments You dive off a platform, rigged for maximum snorkeling, with a surface "submarine ride" and facilities for scuba. My non-diving spouse had a great time snorkeling while took a scuba dive.
This is great for families or beginning divers - lots of fish, including big friendlies that are looking to be fed.
Had to wait on the dive platform for ~10 minutes while one gal had ear problems and had trouble with the first 10 feet of the dive.
Reef looked fairly good, lots of fish, giant clams and even small shark.
Lunch was served and then we rode back to the port (about an hour) watching school of tuna jumping and feeding on baitfish.
Websites Quicksilver Group   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Marshall Islands, Hawaii, the Caymans, Cozumel and California
Closest Airport Cairns Getting There You can fly to Sydney, or Brisbane from LAX, then hop to Cairns. Bus to Port Author

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions You were led on the first dive - no deeper than 35 feet.
I didn't do the second in order to snorkel with my spouse.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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]
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