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Dive Review of Club Med in

Club Med: "Global Warming has Muliple Effects", Nov, 2018,

by Hal Shanis, PA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10607.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Club Meds are a fairly know entity. However, San Salvador has one of the most beautiful fine beaches, with turquoise water. The dive boats were very comfortable and almost only about one quarter full. Unfortunately, global warming has taken its toll, as evidenced by the number of fish, extensive bleaching and the delay of hammerhead until later in the season. The dive team was very friendly and helpful. However, we were surprised that you had to pay extra to be part of a group led by a dive master. So, we fended for ourselves. Consequently we could not find the "hole" at the "hole in the wall" site. It wasn't on the site map at all. So we had trouble knowing the distance from the boat. A leader may have helped us find it. Even the most experienced divers would benefit from divers who know an area, such as useful information about the locations of different sea life and specific coral formations. The briefing did not go beyond informing us about the general locations of the walls and some pass-throughs. Attentive diving staff underwater, for safety and information, should be basic, not a surcharge! Also, only after the last dive did we learn that, had we asked, we could have done a drift dive when there was a current. For these reasons, I feel that they fell short from providing a more enriched diving experience.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Mexico, Maldives and Galapagos
Closest Airport San Salvador Getting There Club Med charter flight

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 6-60 Ft/ 2-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Bahamas depth imit of 120 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 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]
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