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Dive Review of Karibik Divers/Decameron El Isleno in
Colombia/San Andrès Island

Karibik Divers/Decameron El Isleno, Apr, 2014,

by Guy Charlebois, QC, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7558 has 1 Helpful vote.

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 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [None]The hotel Decameron EL Isleno is a brand new hotel, it just open December 15. There is 230 rooms facing the sea or the garden, you have acces to the 5 others Decameron restaurant. The room are very nice, the buffet or a la carte restaurant are very good and the choice is good. There is many transat chair around the different pools. The hotel is close to the aeroport, noisy during the day. The hotel is on the best beach of the island and at walking distance of downtown.

For the diving we were a group of 22 divers of different level (instructor to OWD). The shop is small but take very much care of every diver and hold the equipment at the shop in between dive. The boat is small and can hold 10 to 12 divers plus a guide and captain. The diving is done all around the island depending of the sea condition and wind. There is no restriction for the diving but they ask to respect your computer.

The dive center is manage by Christian a smiling German, Edwin the captain fix your tank in the morning and in between dive. At the shop Guiormo is taking care of your equipment after the dive. Price for ten dives is 700000 Colombian Pesos without equipment and a discount can be optain for group if reservation are made in advance.

We saw grey reef shark on the Blue Wall, turtle here and there, and the usual tropical fish, there is some lion fish big and small, diver with harpon can take are of them if they want. There was some current depending of the dive site and the hour of the day, lest in the morning.
Websites Karibik Divers   Decameron El Isleno

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, USVI, BVI, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Cuba, Venesuella, Ste-Lucie, Mexico, Belize, Red Sea and more
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Repect your computer, max depth 130ft, don't bring back piece of coral ou sheld out of the water
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments As there is no need for a guide you can take your time taking photos. As the boat is small there was no water bucket for the camera but it could be accomodatate for small camera.
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