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Dive Review of Undersea Explorer in
Australia/GBR

Undersea Explorer, Jun, 2003,

by Warren Verbanec, CA, USA . Report 1008.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving California, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 70 to 70 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 40 m
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments digital workstation on board, and darkroom.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I spent 6 days with the Undersea Explorer out of Port Douglas, diving the North GBR (Osprey Reef, Cod Hole, Admiralty Anchor, Pixie Reef). This was an excellent, well run, knowledgeable, and happy crew.
Very professionally done, and a favorite for locals, as well.
Food was out of this world! Only bad thing was a bit of swell, and no big sharks to see. The trip is billed as a "research trip", but it's mainly educational- guests do not participate in the research. Overall, an exceptional value.
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