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Dive Review of Trident Scuba Diving Club of Rhodes in
Mediterranean/Rhodes, Greece

Trident Scuba Diving Club of Rhodes: "Disappointing diving in Greece", May, 2018,

by Heather Rooney, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10500.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments My husband and I went to Rhodes for a wedding and thought we would try one day of diving in the Mediterranean. We had heard there wasn't much sea life there, but hoped that clear water and perhaps interesting terrain would be worth it. We were very disappointed - there was virtually NO life at all. No fish, no corals. There was a swim through on the 2nd dive, however, we couldn't enjoy it because the group was full of students and/or very new divers who made it ahead of us and kicked up the sand. There just wasn't anything to see.

This operator was also disappointing. One positive is that they sent a driver to pick us up at our hotel, which was a nice surprise. However, we then had to wait at the pier while they picked up other divers! After hanging around the pier for an hour, we finally took off in the boat. Apparently it was their first run of the whole year because we were informed that yes, the boat had a head, but no, we couldn't use it because they hadn't set it up. What???? We were far and away the most experienced divers in the group and some people were actually students, and only one DM/instructor went down with us. There was not much seating on the boat, we finally stretched out on the bow. They did have good rental gear which appeared almost new.

In the end, we chalked it up to practice before our next, bigger trip.
Websites Trident Scuba Diving Club of Rhodes   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Roatan, Bahamas, Florida, Hawaii
Closest Airport RHO Getting There Many airlines fly to Athens or directly to Rhodes

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility -100 Ft/ -30 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

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

By Kent O. Bonde in FL, US at Sep 17, 2018 11:35 EST  
Unfortunately Heather's experience in the Med is not unique as most coastal marine life has long been absent from coastal and near coastal waters for a very, very long time, thanks in large part to the fact that the Med is not much more than a lake, bordered by some of the most industrialized nations in the world, coupled with decades of overfishing.
By John Bantin in Twickenham, GB at Sep 17, 2018 11:42 EST  
The Western Mediterranean is very different from the Aegean, Adriatic and Eastern Med.
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