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Dive Review of Pristine Paradise in

Pristine Paradise: "Truly Pristine diving", Feb, 2020,

by Patricia MacSween, AB, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11437.

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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 4 stars
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Comments This truly was pristine diving. The reefs were healthy and had huge sponges and acres of healthy coral. The coral at the Black Forest dive was so different from any other corals Iíve ever seen. Viz was often 100+ feet. The larger fish are still on the reefs. Saw so many large schools of large fish - Barracuda, sweet lips, snapper, giant trevally, blue fin trevally, etc. One dive site had huge school of very large barracuda circling close above, and this site is regu ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Pristine Paradise   Pristine Paradise

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving St. Vincent, Bay Islands, Aruba, Cuba, Cayman, Bonaire, Belize, Cook Islands, Grenada, Hawaii, Yap, Palau, Truck, N. Sulawesi, Thailand, Indo....
Closest Airport Gorontalo, North Sulawesi Getting There From Gorontalo, we arranged a road transfer to Marisa, and then a speed boat charter to UnaUna. Possible to take ferry, but very slow

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-120 Ft/ 21-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Usual own dive profile and suggested one hour limit - encouraged to stay with dive guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was no camera bucket on the boats, but as almost all dive sites were just minutes away, that was not a big issue. We had camera gear with us which the boat captain pass ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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