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Dive Review of Dolphin Dive/Yemaya Resort in
Nicaragua/Little Corn Island

Dolphin Dive/Yemaya Resort: "A healthy Little Corn Island", Jul, 2019,

by mark ravitz, NY, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11104 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments My wife and I have been diving since 1976 and have witnessed the change in the oceans underwater. We wanted to visit Little Corn Island because it is off the beaten path of tourist diving and we wanted to check out the health of the reef and fish life in this part of the Caribbean. We are happy to have gone as we saw a spotless and healthy reef. The fish life could be more abundant but this was more abundant then other parts of the Caribbean. Nothing compares to the South Pacific these days. We were looking for a change of pace that was not days away by travel, although it took a day and a half to get there with the flight connections.
No cars or motorcycles on the island, population 800 people.
The dive master, Gary, carried a spear all the time so he could kill the lion fish when he saw one.
He has been efficient as we only saw small lion fish and a bunch of juvenile fish of different kinds. The lion fish were fed to nurse sharks, lobster and moray eels.
The topography underwater was varied and the deepest we got was around 80 feet.
This was easy going diving. Most sites were 10 minutes away.
Pictures of Little Corn underwater:
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Caribbean, South Pacific, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Eastern Pacific and NYC Atlantic
Closest Airport Big Corn Island Getting There Connect thru Managua to Big Corn Island, then by boat to Little Corn

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Bucket of fresh water after I asked for it.
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