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Dive Review of Dive Friends - Yellow Submarine/Emerald Princess in

Dive Friends - Yellow Submarine/Emerald Princess, Apr, 2008,

by Paul Lima, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports). Report 4022.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Diving from Emerald Princess. Easy transfer from cruise pier to shop by boat. Boat was crowded with little room to move, especially to sit in the sun during the surface interval. A couple of inches of water remained in the bottom of the boat while moored but drained out when under way. Mandatory fee of $10 (cash) for marine park and lecture about park rules. Also mandatory bouyancy check prior to diving. The wall was close on the first dive and just a short swim from the sand where the bouyancy checks were conducted. Vertical wall with prolific coral and sponges. Good briefings by staff and they kept a watchful eye on the group while diving. Ebo's reef on Klein Bonaire was interesting because it started in blue water and a surface swim was required to get to the wall. From the overview it appears there is excellent shore diving available all along the lee coast.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Florida, Caribbean Islands, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 80-90 Ft/ 24-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stay behind and above divemaster
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments no rinse bucket for cameras on board but available at shop at the end of the dive as were rinse facilities for all gear.
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Subscriber's Comments

By John Krueger in FL, US at Aug 09, 2018 01:50 EST  
Around 2008 me and my daughter did a two-tank boat dive with yellow submarine while traveling on a 14 day Princess Caribbean cruise. The dive boat’s staff never did a roll call. During our second dive the boat took off while we were still underwater — leaving us stranded! We both sustained numerous coral scrapes and cuts when we unsuccessfully tried to stand on a submerged ledge. Fortunately a second boat from the same dive shop rescued us after about 45’. The dive shop manager profusely apologized and took down our names and email addresses — promising to email us a voucher for free diving any time in the future should we ever return. But he never sent it. Because we had booked our dives through Princess cruise line they delayed departure so that we could board the ship before it left.
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