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Dive Review of Dolphin Dive/Hotel los Delphines in
Nicaragua/Little Corn Island

Dolphin Dive/Hotel los Delphines, Apr, 2010,

by Liz Wagstrom, IA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5456 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Little Corn is a great place to visit - no car, motorbikes or golf carts anywhere on the island. Dolphin Dive did a nice job, took our gear to the boat every morning and off when we were done. They washed and stored our BC and regs for us. Divemasters were generally good and we had small groups (<9) and usually closer to 4-5 per dive. Boat is an open panga, water entry a backroll, after the dive you hand up your gear and then climb up ladder.

Little Corn diving is fairly shallow, no wrecks. Fairly diverse sea life. While on some dives we didn't see tons of fish, many of the fish were bigger than those in areas like Utila where fishing pressure may be more intense. Saw tons of nurse sharks, eagle rays and sting rays. Toad fish were common. Also - unfortunately - lion fish were spotted on several dives. Best dives were out to Blowing Rock - a morning trip that did cost extra - but well worth it.

This would be a great spot for a beginner, but there was enough to keep an experienced diver happy for several days of diving. Weather was great while we were there, and the dive sites are all within about a 10 minute boat ride of the shop. Did get a package deal with Hotel los Delphines and Dolphin Dive that made it very reasonable.
Websites Dolphin Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Utila, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Florida and California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dove with divemaster - however let dive last up to about an hour as long as group had adequate air
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Would bring a bucket of fresh water on boat for camera, no on land facilities for the camera.
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