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Dive Review of Abucs Dive Center in
Canada/1000 Islands

Abucs Dive Center, Aug, 2006,

by Jack Gullo Jr., MD, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports). Report 2989.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the world
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions at all
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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 No much photograph except for the very experienced photographers due to the water conditions - thus no accomdations for cameras on the boat.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 1000 island diving is the best wreck diving around. you can dive there; have short boat rides (less than 1/2 hour); no sea-sickness and still great viz - the only thing to contend with is the current.

Wrecks are in great shape and many wreck are accessible from shore!

The dive operation leaves alot to be desired. Broken boats are the norm; delays in diving makes afternoon dives night dives; slow tank fills with seemly dangerous overfills.

The crew was helpful and made an attempt at safety - although some of the practices did not seem that safe. On the admin side - the price always changed, nothing was done in writing, no timely feedback when setting up the trip; and no definate answer in getting details before arriving. Have used this operation 2 times - never again!
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