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Dive Review of Centro de buceo Octopus in
Spain/Mallorca

 
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Centro de buceo Octopus, Jul, 2005,

by David Schwab, AE, USA . Report 1831.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving UK, Norway, Thailand, Red Sea, Turkey, Cyprus, Cayman Is, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 22 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth, time, all diving done under the supervision of a guide
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 2 stars
Small Critters 3 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 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Octopus Dive Centre is a small operation in Port de Soller, Mallorca, Spain; charming resort town, easy to reach from Europe. Owners Marc and Marilen take good care of their customers on two hard boats: OCTOPUS I and OCTOPUS III; dives twice daily at 10:00 and 16:00, night dives on request. Divemasters are very capable; safety and a good experience for the divers is important to them. Rental gear available . . . much of it new (Cressi), all of it in good shape. Twelve liter cylinders were always filled to 200 bar or more. Although guided, all dives lasted 55+ minutes. No corals to speak of (this is the Med!), but lots of rock formations and ocean grass. Sparse populations of large fish, some places there were lots of little fishies. Told there were mantas & eagle rays but saw none. Plenty of moray eels and barracudas. No wrecks, but we were told one is dived occasionally in Palma. Generally this area probably wouldn't get an experienced diver excited, but it is easy diving and a great spot for novices. Pleasant place to enjoy surface intervals; food is great (eat at the resturant El Pirat). My accommodation was "okay" but there are better (4*) hotels available. Check info at www.octopus-mallorca.com; note info on their trips to the Maldives.
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