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Site Review by
 Seth Bareiss
Date: 08/08/2004

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Seth Bareiss Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Phuket Reef:    2.00
State:   Phuket Animal:    3.00
Country:   Thailand Plant:    1.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   2000 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.00
Strictly a summer dive. Winters, the surf becomes unbearable. Adjacent to "Three Tables" dive site, so you can do 2 dives & not repeat anything. In summertime, this is the premiere dive instruction spot, so expect crowds. Toilet's be FILTHY. Sandy bottom is so flat, and so markedly contrasted with the brown lava walls, that you'll feel you're in an aquarium. EXTENSIVE cave system (I've mapped 58 tubes in all) throughout the lava stone presents fun swim-throughs AND DANGERS. Do not pretend you're a trained cave diver-- people have died there, trying. Excellent spot for all levels of snorkeling and scuba. Depths seldom exceed 10m/30ft. On the far, far right you'll see 1 or 2 yard-long turtles, and may occasionally find shore fishermen just outside the protected area, so beware of fish line & hooks. Nice night dive, with slipper lobsters, conger eels, and large red Spanish Dancers.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    4.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    1995
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    2.00
 
 


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