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Dive Review of Treasure divers/El Candil in
Dominican Republic/Boca Chica

Treasure divers/El Candil, Apr, 2004,

by Conrad Kantor, ca, us . Report 1015.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving carribbean, central america
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Some of the best corals and sponges to be seen in the carribbean, very healty reefs. Mostly small fish, local fishermen have emptied the reef of large fish. DR has friendly people and attacts Europeans. Most reasonalble place to stay, beer $1 and dinner usually $5 to $15. Nice place for a change but not a Bonaire. For the most part clean restaurants and hotels like El Candil two blocks off beach very reasonalbe with good service including pick up at airport. Treasure divers is an average operation, friendly staff. Boat is slow but reliable. Not to many divers during April. Safe operation overall. Last day had 6 to 8 ft seas and the anchor line broke while underwater, lucky the captain could retrieve the line that broke on the surface. A surprise at the end, they wanted cash, no credit cards. Spent part of the afternoon in a DR bank getting cash. Glad we went but not sure I would return unless the fish population increases.
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