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Dive Review of AMEDEE DIVE CLUB/HOTEL MERIDIEN NOUMEA in
Vanuatu and New Caledonia/SOUTH + OUT ISLANDS

AMEDEE DIVE CLUB/HOTEL MERIDIEN NOUMEA: "GOOD ORIGINAL TRIP", Sep, 2015,

by CAUSSIOL, LEVALLOIS, FR (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 8764.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments EFFICIENT . GOOD PREDIVE BRIEFING AND GEAR . ENGLISHSPEAKING .
SLIGHT CURRENTS , good visibility and underwater life ( corals and fish ) although no big animals - except for dolphins ( all year round ) and whales ( July till September ) , turtles / RAYS ( 3-foot shell/wingspan )
SNORKELING : good ( Amede lighthouse ) to very good ( SIGNAL islet , Deva )

shuttles from and back to hotel ; lunch on an island ; good roads ; safe place .

LOCAL DIVE CLUBS ON OUTER ISLANDs : OUVEA (PARADISE OUVEA RESORT )
EAST COAST : beautiful but windy
WEST COAST : lovely , but crowded on weekends ( SHERATON DEVA RESORT )
Harmless , frequent sea snakes

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mediterraneansea , Red Sea , Indo-pacific area ( Northern and Southern hemispheres ) , Caribbean
Closest Airport TONTOUTA 40 miles Getting There flights from Australia, New Zealand , Vanuatu or Japan with AIR CALIN

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 60-65°F / 16-18°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions DEPTH 100 feet approx
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments PHOTOGRAPHERS MUST BE AUTONOMOUS
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