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Dive Review of Orca Dive Center/stayed in hotel in
General Travel/Other Locations/Easter Island

Orca Dive Center/stayed in hotel: "Unusual and Beautiful Easter Island", Jan, 2019,

by Laura Mosqueda, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10858 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 2 stars
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Comments Getting there is a challenge. Navigating the Santiago airport is not easy as it is poorly marked and poorly staffed. Lines move very slowly and the security folks seemed mostly unfamiliar with dive gear (we put regs and computers in our carry on). It seems like the flight between Santiago and EI is not on time with some regularity.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California, Socorro Islands, Cocos, Indonesia (Komodo, Lembeh, Wakitobi), Papua New Guinea, Sea of Cortez, Red Sea, Galapagos, Hawaii
Closest Airport Easter Island Getting There Need to get to Santiago and then get flight to EI from there. The Santiago airport is bustling and confusing. Leave enough time to get your bags transferred and then wait in a slow line to get yourself transferred to the EI flight. There was a specific line for Easter Island, separate from other destinations so look for it.
Don't be surprised if there's a flight delay, so be sure to check.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 74-78°F / 23-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
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Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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