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Dive Review of Rendezvous Dive Adventures in
Canada/Barkley Sound

Rendezvous Dive Adventures, Aug, 2005,

by Pat Cisar, AB, Canada . Report 1984.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Turks and Caicos, Roatan, Cocos Island, Belize, Canada
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 48 to 51 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 15 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits, though the diving limits were just common sense. Treated you as an adult diver.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales >2
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is not a site for a casual diver. However if you want to see a truly different underwater area it is a must. Food is Family Inn style so if you have a need for snacks bring your own, the rooms ddorm style. You are treaated as a real diver and expected to act like one. As a diver you need either a thick wet suit or a dry suit. Barkley sound does not have extreme currents and while we were there the ocean was calm. The first 30-40 feet had very low vis, though below this usually there was 60 plus foot vis. Most dives are on pinacles( Renatas Reef), though wall dives (Pill Point, wreck dives (Hong Kong Express)) and shore dives can be done. Good nav skills help as the anchor may be in a low vis area. Don't swim too much. The amount of life is tremendous and it is better to explore the area rather than storm through. A good light is a must. The color of the fish was more than I had thought with many being as bright as tropical fish. The rat fish are cute and the wolf eels are a little shy. A great area to look at the interesting little stuff.
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