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Dive Review of Sea Ventures/N/A in
Puerto Rico

Sea Ventures/N/A, Jan, 2004,

by Jacques Miller, NY, USA . Report 1026.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Bahamas, Hawaii, St. Lucia, Key Largo, St. Martin
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 10 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions None. "Stay with the guy and he will tell you when it is time".
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Sea Ventures is actually the reason why I subscribed to Undercurrent as I was not happy with them at all and I wanted to be able in the future to avoid operators like them.

Everything seemed to be alright until we got on the boat. Dive shop was nothing fancy. I rented all my equipment as I was actually not planning on diving in PR at all as this was a business trip/conference. They do NOT rent dive computers.

The dive briefing was not acceptable at all at the first site. Profile was announced as "Stay with the guide, he will let you know". On descend my buddy had problems equalizing. The guide went off with the remaining 2 divers, seeing that there were problems. We lost the guide and just decided to stay in the are then. Vis was about 40ft. Not happy, but it should come worse.

Some snorkelers got seasick so the staff announced we are going to a site with very bad viz, nothing to see but feed fish with cookies. The 2nd dive briefing was as bad as the first. This time we were instruced to swim on the surface towards a buoy about 100ft away before descending. Vis was about 10-15ft(!). One of the divers in the group had a bad tank of air. The staff refused to change the bottle while on the boat. She went into the water and got dizzy. They finally changed the tank. The guide decided then to descend next to the boat. That decided the dive for my buddy and me: 100 ft away, viz 15 ft: Lost guide, saw nothing, fed the 3 fish we saw with cookies and made our way back to the boat.

Complaint about the service with no result. Decided to try to get my money back via AMEX. Sea Ventures/Westin Hotel send them a letter stating several incorrect facts and refused to give me credit. Main argument was nobody else complaint. My two buddies did not complain as they charged it to the room and did not have to pay for it and I assume so did the others.





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