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Rumbo Azul/Hotel Goleta - Playa Den Bosa, Aug, 2003,

by Gilbert & Anita Yeager, N.J., USA . Report 907.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Rumbo Azul (blue direction) dive center was small with little supplies at the Playa ben Bosa location. They do have other locations on the Island with larger facilities. Dive shop was very laid back and friendly. No pressure of any sort and willing to assist with all your needs. Director and dive masters Were very Knowlegible Yet not intrusive to your dive profile. Water was Deep Royal Blue with excellent Vis. the entire time we were there. Up to 150 feet. Very warm tempratures. Alot of small fish and limited colors on most dives. Mostly Mulitlevel Wall diving and they only ran their large dive boat one day a week for an all day trip - 10am until 7pm . This trip was great for seeing the Island and the scenary. Very crowded through for the first dive and then basic divers were taken back to shore. New tanks were loaded up for the second dive. Lunch was included with a break to swim in a beautiful Cove before continuing onto Es Verdra.(the second dive location) Many moras and some Octopus, No large fish. The rest of the week Diving was for the hard core diver. Trips were run with a 20' inflatable and traveling was ruff. No dive ladder aboard this boat now I know how the navy seals do it. Although diving Was hard-core the patforma Espardell, the only wreck dive,( a collapsed fish farm platform)Was very interesting. 120feet depth and always surrounded by the largest school of barracuda in the world....thousands of them. The hotel Goleta Was wonderful, large resort, clean ,very helpful employees, Good food. The rest of the Island had alot to see and do (shopping and dining.) One big Warning!!! Have a rental car reserved Way ahead of time and be careful about signing rental contract. A ten day $350 car rental Turned into $1200 dollars on a poorly printed contract (in spanish)and still disputing outragious insurance charges tacked on at the Avis counter. A rental car is nessesary for this Island.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Florida, NJ, Carabeian, Pennsylvania
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 70-85°F / 21-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-120 Ft/ 15-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Diving was pretty laid back. 500psi on return, Dive master was a good Guide and kept and eye on the group with out limiting your experience.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Not friendly for UWPs. No Set ups and no room for extra equitment.
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