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Dive Review of Yemaya in
Colombia/Malpelo

Yemaya: "Great Trip, but Tough to Get There", May, 2016,

by David Marchese, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 9049.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Bay Islands, Bahamas,
Fiji, Saba, Maldives, California, Revillagigedo, Cozumel, Midway, Kona,
Galapagos, Panama, Palau, Tahiti, Cocos, Tonga, PNG, Komodo, Sulawesi,
Holbox, Solomon Islands, Belize, Komodo, Raja Ampat.
Closest Airport Panama City Getting There Overnight in Panama City, 5 hours bus to coast, 32 hour crossing

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 73 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We dove in groups. Boat holds 16. We were divided into two groups of 8 and did different dive sites each dive. Guides made us stay with the group, but they were pretty laid back about it.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments They initially told me that I had to back-roll holding my housed DSLR rig with two strobes! I said, "No way", and got them to hand it to me without too m ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was a very good trip despite requiring nearly 3 days of travel each way. Our outward crossing was pretty rough, and since the island is a small rock, we were not able to escape to flat water for about 5 days. The return trip was pretty flat. The dive operation is very good. The crew was top notch, a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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