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Dive Review of Colombia Dive Adventures (MV Ferox) in

Colombia Dive Adventures (MV Ferox): "Malpelo - One of my favorite places", Jul, 2022,

by Kabir Teja, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12068 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Malpelo is a special place - words do not do the diving justice, so I recommend you watch our full DIVE HARD trip report on YouTube: [ link]

The Ferox is a relatively new boat and the accommodations are basic, but the quality of the dive operation is truly fantastic. The conditions here can be very challenging (surge, strong and unpredictable currents, etc.) and there have been some notable accidents here. There are 2-3 boats that visit Malpelo, but for the safety conscious diver, I believe that the Ferox is the only one to go with. The skippers are always on point, every diver is given PLBs, the boat is extremely well equipped for diving a place like Malpelo.

I give a full run down of what we saw and what it was like diving in our video. Hope that you enjoy and one day visit this amazing place.
Websites Colombia Dive Adventures (MV Ferox)   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Lots of places! Eastern Pacific (Cocos, Malpelo, Galapagos, Socorro), Indonesia (Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali), Philippines (Malapascua, Cebu, Dumaguete, Anilao), South Africa, Maldives, all over the Caribbean, etc.
Closest Airport CLO Getting There Direct flight from NYC to Cali, Colombia. JetBlue makes it easy

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 70-78°F / 21-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Has all the essentials needed by professional photographers and cinematographers (rinse tanks, air blowers, extra space to work on camera rigs, etc.). The massive schools of fish that are resident here are incredible subjects (not to mention the schooling sharks!)
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By Craig A Wood in PA, US at May 30, 2023 09:36 EST  
Fantastic video, not sure how I missed it when it was first posted. I see you dived with Sten. Brought back fond memories of my visit in 2021. I will be returning to this magical place in July and diving with Sten again.
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