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Dive Review of Aquaventures in
General Travel/Other Locations/near Cork, Ireland

Aquaventures: "Diving with Aquaventures in Baltimore, Ireland", Jul, 2014,

by Neil Burgess, NF, CA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7960.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 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 Dove with Aquaventures out of Baltimore on their hard boat (Wave Chieftan). Did several drift dives around islands and pinnacles including the famous Fastnet Rock. Lots of anemones, sponges, wrasse, coalfish, crabs, lobsters, shrimp and dogfish. Visibility fair (8-10 meters), water temps 13-15C. Lots of gullies to explore. The odd conger eel in a crevice. Dove on the Alondra wreck (20 meters deep). Broken up wreck with engine, large boilers, steel plates, anchor chain and scattered parts. Several conger eels in wreckage and some small fish. Last dive on the huge wreck of the Kowloon Bridge (900-foot bulk carrier at 20-30 meters). Dropped down shot line to bow. Explored bulb on bottom of bow and hold #1, which contained iron ore pellets. Saw lobster and lots of nudibranchs. Visibility fair, so hard to appreciate size of wreck. Would need several dives to explore better. The owners, Rianne and Jerry, are safety conscious and friendly. The Stone House B&B, which Rianne looks after, is comfortable and the breakfasts are delicious.
Websites Aquaventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving eastern Canada, Caribbean, UK, California, Mediterranean
Closest Airport Cork, Ireland Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 13-15°C / 55-59°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 8-10 M / 26-33 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive within your training and experience level. Must dive with and know how to deploy an SMB.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Freshwater tank on boat, power lift for divers at stern
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