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Dive Review of DiveLittleCorn/Casa Iguana in
Nicaragua

DiveLittleCorn/Casa Iguana, Jul, 2004,

by David Richardson, Oregon, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 1312.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, La Paz, , Thailand, Panama, Bonaire, Little Cayman, Bahamas, Florida, Venezuela, Honduras, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny,windy,cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Diving here is relatively shallow.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Little Corn is not yet on the diving map as it is hard to get to. It takes a trip to Managua and than plane ride to Big Corn and then about a 40 minute boat ride across the open water to Little Corn, which is a tiny island that is a true throw-back to the Carribean of 30 years ago.

Do not go for world class diving. Go for the relaxed island environment and the excellent diving that is possible if the winds are not up. If the winds are down, this is an enjoyable week of interesting shallow diving with plenty of bottom time, unique swim-throughs and sharks and eagle rays and maybe a visit to a previously unexplored site. The dive shop crew is a fun bunch and Bryce from New Zealand runs a top notch operation and has excellent equipment that I would rent any time. Dive sites are 5 to 10 minutes away in small boats.

The best place to stay is the Casa Iguana which is also the owner of the dive shop. The environmentally-sensitive, rustic cabins are comfortable and the food is beyond what you would expect here in Paradise. You will also meet some of the most interesting people at happy hour and dinner as a certain type of sophisticated, intrepid traveler stays here.
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