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Dive Review of Scuba Duba in
General Travel/Other Locations/Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Scuba Duba: "Great diving with sealions in Argentina", Jan, 2016,

by Steve Forster, CO, US ( 1 report). Report 9065.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving World-wide, military and civilian.
Closest Airport N/A Getting There Cruise ship transiting Cape Horn.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 70 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 12 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restriction because of the 20-ft bottom, but care had to be taken to stay outside the sea lion protected area, monitored from the cliff top by the authorities. Back on-board with 500 psi (easy).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments If you wish to photograph sea lions close-up, it is a dive worth making if you are ever on the Argentinian Patagonian coast. Make sure you take spare photo eq ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Wonderful, one-tank dive as part of a Cape Horn cruise. All arranged privately by email (thanks to Caroline at the store) and easily found by a short taxi ride from the cruise port.

Some translation issues, so I recommend getting Spanish language help when booking to avoid sitting in a light chop while a first-tank training dive was conducted. We could have stayed on-shore and been pic ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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