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Dive Review of Scubarsur in
Spain/Canary Islands

 
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Scubarsur, Feb, 2003,

by John Keith, Utah, USA . Report 787.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Turks and Caicos, CA, FL
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 21 to 23 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 2 to 10 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with group
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 2 stars
Small Critters 2 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 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Scubasur was a good operation. They were on time, safety concious, and very helpful. The boats are Zodiacs, so don't expect luxury. We (me, wife and friend) dived a couple of sites on the Gran Canary. After our first dive, wife and friend bagged it, since there was lousy visibility and little to see even when visibility improved. I went on a second dive to a supposedly "good" dive site. Same story. Lanzarote may be OK, but forget Gran Canary for diving. We did drive around the island, which is pretty spectacular on the West side, and had some great food in Las Palmas. However, at the end of the trip, our rental car (a small Opel) was broken into and we lost passports, air tickets (Regional Air Lines from Morocco - don't ever bother), clothes, cameras, and computers. We were told later that this is really common (and in fact another car with the same problem pulled up behind us just as the police arrived). Police and people at the airport (airline and everything else) were especially unhelpful. Required a trip to Madrid for replacements. All in all, the trip from hell - with a couple of bright spots.
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