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Rating 9/10

Great dive at the SAILBOAT

Gran Canaria27 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015

Dive Site: SAILBOAT - South of Gran Canaria

A somewhat deeper dive (33m) in the crystal clear water of the Atlantic. This (for us) new dive sport really came as a surprise. Although it's the wreck of a small boat, the wildlife surrounding the wreck is immense, large groups of yellow snappers, massive amount of barracudas, moray eels and on top 2 Angle sharks.

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any dive-centre in Trinidad?

Could you please help to contact with any dive-centre in Trinidad?

Rating 10/10

Thresher Cove, Malapascua Island, Philippines

Malapascua23 Apr 2015 - 30 Nov 2015

Scuba Diving in the Philippines is famous for having the widest variety of marine species in the world and Malapascua Island is no exception, it’s famous worldwide for being the only place in the world where you can go diving with Thresher Shark on a daily basis. This graceful shark usually lives in deep water and are very rarely spotted in shallower waters. In Malapascua they come up to around 20-30m first thing in the morning to get rid of parasites on their skin. Daily early morning Dives to Monad Shoal to see the Thresher Shark are offered. As the cleaning stations are at 30m Nitrox really is a must to maximise your chances of seeing the Sharks. It is also a good spot to encounter Manta Rays!

Apart from the diving with Thresher Shark and Manta Rays, Malapascua Island has over 20 dive sites only a short boat ride away where there’s awesome Macro diving such as the colourful Mandarin fish, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Frogfish, Blue Ringed Octopus, Seahorses and many amazing Nudibranchs.If you fancy a bit of Wreck Diving there’s the “Dona Marilyn Wreck” a 1 & 1/2 hour boat ride from the island. It is a former 100m long passenger ferry which sank in 1988 during a Typhoon. Day Trips to Calanggaman Island is not to be missed an uninhabited tropical paradise famous for its white sand and its crystal clear blue waters and spectacular Wall Diving and if you’re lucky enough you might also see a Whale Shark. Malapascua is a great place for Macro Underwater Photography so don’t forget your Camera!!!

Check out http://www.threshercove.com

Hi to you guys,

this is my first time in Dive Report ;-).

I'm a lucky guy and I'm in a year trip with my gf. We plan to do an DM internship but we don't know where...

We have the choice between Mexico Baja California and Central America.

Do you guys have any advices, like where and with which dive center?

Thanks in advance for your help


Go for the Yucatan Peninsula. I just got back. Instructors there told me Cozumel (not Playa Del Carmen or Cancun) for ocean dives. But please please please do cenote dives in Tulum. I've done diving in La Paz and Zihuatanejo and they were both disappointing. Highly recommend Scuba Tulum and Infinity Dive 2. Have a great time.

Ed D

Utila, Honduras is also a very popular and professional place. Check out UDC, they run a very comprehensive program and are well known for it!

Asdf Fdas

Ok it's great to know :-D.

Diving with whales?

Hello! I´m planning a trip on february to the Caribean or wherever I can do some whale diving. I´ve heard Bahamas or Turks & Caicos could be a good place... Does anyone have information about places and liveaboard companies that could take you?

Thanks!! :)


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John Fry

John Fry

0 votes

Turks and Caicos is def a place where you have a chance of swimming with Humpback Whales - but it is not guaranteed! I would talk to some dive centers and see what they say. Some might take you out - with more of a snorkelling focus (find the whales and jump in) :)


Morgan Bennett

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Maybe also look at La Paz (Mexico) known for Whale spotting.. and this website says Feb is bang-on for higher chances of seeing Grey Whales, Blue Whales and Humpbacks... as John says - probably worth talking to some operators out there and seeing what they offer.


Mark Anderson

0 votes

I snorkeled with Humpbacks, a female with a calf and several males with Salt Cay Divers on Salt Cay (an island just off Grand Turk). The dive master and naturalists were great.

My friend and I are planning a trip to Asia for 4 weeks this coming summer- we will be staying on Kecil for a week- what are the best dive sites for viewing any sea creatures ?? Thanks- can't wait to get there !!


Gabriel Onus

Kecil on Perhentian?

Scooters on Nusa Lembongan

There aren't really taxi's on Nusa Lembongan, but renting a scooter is about $6 USD per day. You can easily explore the entire island scooting around in a day. Check out Dream Beach and Mushroom Beach.

Rating 7/10

Nusa Lembongan (Bali) Diving

Bali21 Sep 2015 - 26 Sep 2015 with Lembongan Dive Center

My boyfriend and I were suggested to visit Nusa Lembongan for diving. We made the trip in mid-September for a week. If you are staying in Sanur and go diving, you most likely will be taking a trip to Nusa Lembongan, but really all of the dive sites are off of Nusa Penida. We dove for 3 days with Lembongan Dive Center (which we would recommend). Our first day of diving we got to visit Manta Point and Crystal Bay. We did in fact get to see 4 mantas at Manta Point. Crystal Bay is known as the best site to spot mola-mola, so EVERYONE and their brother goes there. Since everyone thinks this is where mola-mola are spotted, all the dive centers go there and the dive site was horribly crowded, the point that you could easily lose your group, the visibility suffered, not to mention the water is 18 degrees! So we were a little bummed after this day, it is not what we thought diving in Bali would be like. It was suggested to us that we try visiting the north side of Nusa Penida, so we requested that we be on a boat visiting those sites the next two days... and it was AMAZING! Water temperature was 25-27 degrees, and the coral was outstanding. We dove Buryuk, SD, and Toyapakeh. All three were amazing sites. The current can differ each day, so that and tide conditions will dictate which dive sites you get to visit each day. But all three sites had beautiful coral, lots of eels, turtles, nudibranch, sea snakes, etc. There was so much fish life compared to the other dive sites. Also, there is a chance of seeing mola-mola at these sites as well, they just aren't known for it like Crystal Bay. But we would highly suggest going to the north side of the island for better coral and fish life, however on a good day, Crystal Bay is supposed to have the best visibility. But you run the risk of having 20 other dive boats there as well. Overall we enjoyed our diving in Bali.


Brian Espin

Yes! I found the same problem at Crystal Bay - dive centers should try and sort a bit of a rota so places do not crowd out.


Debra Johnson

I am going to dive Bali in Nov/Dec.. thank you for sharing these tips!


Norma Thompson

Good advice!

Diving in Hoi An, October

Hi! From the write up, October seems to be the beginning of the wet season. Would it still be advisable to dive during that month in 10-12 Oct?


Thailand Divers Lomas

1 vote

October is fine just across the way in Thailand. the monsoon season here is ending by then. Also here in Phuket we dive all year round and the monsoon can bring in some great dives, less people and it does not rain all the time the time. It jusy


Desmond Metzler

0 votes

If you can find a dive center that is open.. I think a lot of them close during monsoon.. to be safe I would talk to some and ask.. but otherwise try and book a better diving season.

Question about liveaboard in Socorro

Hello my dear friend divers!

Is there only two liveaboard ships (solmar v, valentina) going to Socorro Island?

I think there`s more liveaboard ship going to there, but I can`t find :(

Janelle Pette

1 vote

Check Blue-o-two or Nautilius Explorer (also some will call it Mexico's Revillagigedo Archipelago) as it includes Socorro.

Claude Himbeault

0 votes

The Nautilus Explorer is one more that you can look at. Super nice.

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