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Dive Review of Nekton Rorqual/Aquatic Adventures in
Dominican Republic/Silver Banks

Nekton Rorqual/Aquatic Adventures, Mar, 2006,

by Paulino Gonzalez, FL., USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 2779.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Mona Island, Bonaire, Tobago, Hawaii, Solomons, PNG, Irian Jaya, Raja Ampat, Maldives, Caymans, Roatan.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Only skin diving allowed
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales >2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Excellent operation, ,superb facilities.Charging Stations,dedicated camera tables.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Tom Collins the animal behaviorist, ran two very quiet boats that held a maximum of 8 divers.No scuba is allowed since this would scare the whales."Soft u/w encounters' done in a non treathening manner.Stayed 6 hours with a mother and calf pair that allowed interaction. Rest of days were "fly-bys",where we saw them briefly, but did not want to interact. Definetely a totally different experience than normal diving.You feel that the animals are very intelligent and it becomes "an alien encounter experience'. Very different than organized shark dives,it is addictive, cant wait to go again!.Capt. Nelson ran a first rate operation, crew was always very helpfull, would delay lunches in order to let us continue interaction with whales. An intense incredible experience!
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