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Dive Review of Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscapes Resort in

Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscapes Resort: "Great Diveshop, Great Crew", Jul, 2015,

by Terri Feinblum, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8476.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Bonaire, Florida, Cozumel, Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Barbados, Dominican Republic
Closest Airport Curacao Getting There InsulAir 30 minute flight from Bonaire

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Just a request to keep the divemaster in sight throughout all dives, and to go to the divemaster in the rear if air was low, and he would swim with you closer to the surface (during drift dive).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Separate tanks for cameras on the boat and on land. No masks were dipped into the camera bucket; other bucket was provided for that. They handed me my camera once I was in the water, ... 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 3 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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I had checked out Ocean Encounters website prior to making final reservations at the resort, and it looked good. I sent an e-mail and got a prompt response with information tailored to my requests, and other options they had. I made my reservation online. I completed my paperwork the day before my first dive. I used my own equipment, and thus had a discount. I still took a look at their rental gear which was top line and in excellent con ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By report author: Terri Feinblum in MD, US at Nov 26, 2015 14:18 EST  
I am surprised I didn't give an overall rating for 4 stars for advanced divers. The currents were a little rough for novices. The dive shop at the resort was top notch. The prices were fine for what was supplied. The only negative is that to get to this beautiful location from the airport, you pass all the petroleum processing plants. Still worth a visit.
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