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Dive Review of Robert Klein Merlin Divers in
Thailand/Andaman Sea

Robert Klein Merlin Divers: "terrible dive operator", Dec, 2015,

by David A Lawlor, NY, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9339.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Virgin Islands, Cebu, Philippines, Hawaii, Thailand, Aruba, Bonaire, Cozumel, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Phuket Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
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 N/A
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments [None]My son and I visited Phuket, Thailand this past Christmas to dive on the Manta Queen 2 for three days. I contacted Robert Klein of Merlin Divers, Kamala Dive Center to make our reservations. At that time, six weeks prior to the trip, I should have been concerned about Robert and his operation as he didn’t give adequate answers to my inquiries regarding equipment, itinerary or review of dive certification cards. I told him I was presently ordering replacement certification cards as ours had been left at home and he merely replied “first of all don't get stressed out about the cards - you will need to sign some papers that you have a certificate”. So when we arrived at his Merlin Divers Kamal Dive Center two days before our departure, I made sure that he had a good, long look at our dive cards, my NAUI scuba diver card, my PADI enriched air diver card, my son’s PADI Open Water Diver card and his PADI enriched air diver ca ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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