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Dive Review of Carpa Vita in

Carpa Vita: "A Lot Of Coral Bleaching", Apr, 2018,

by Lawrence Babcock, IN, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10209 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I wish I knew how bad the coral was. There is a lot of coral belching, a lot of the dive sites look like a bomb went off, it was just rubble. We were pretty well promised whale sharks and didnít see a single one. With all the snorkel boats out there looking for them it didnít surprise me we didnít see one. I would not have booked this trip if I knew how bad the bleaching was. There are a lot better dive destinations for the money with healthier reefs. The Carpe Vita was a nice boat. The staff was very helpful the only complaint I had about the staff is I wished they spoke English better. Some of the briefings were hard to understand. The food was awesome. Our rooms were large with a nice bathroom. I really canít say anything negative about the Carpe Vita, It was the diving that I was disappointed in and I wish the Dive operation ( Not Carpe Vita) that sold us the trip would have given us more detail about the destruction of the reefs. We had the whole boat with 20 of our divers
Websites Carpa Vita   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Egypt, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Cozumel, Turks& Cacois, Bahamas, Florida , Honduras, Jamacia, Grenada, Dominica, Bonaire, Curacrao, Fiji, Truk Lagoon and many more
Closest Airport Male Getting There Chicago to Dubai, Dubai to Male. Some of the layovers sucked

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Very Nice Camera Bench, Needed more electrical outlets in rooms. The staff did an excellent job taking care of the cameras and taking them to and from the boat we were diving from.
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