We did three days of diving with Buccaneer during a 5 night stay at the Voyager Beach Resort (reviewed separately). I had written to them in advance to get prices and book ourselves in plus I had put in a request to go to the vuma caverns as that is the best place to try and find whale sharks.
Upon our arrival at the resort, we went to check in with Buccaneer and found the staff, particularly the manager, David, to be warm, friendly and informative. He answered all our questions and we quickly filled out all the forms and arranged for Buccaneer to store our kit. If you are happy for them to handle your kit, they will set up your BCD on your tank before each dive and they take care of getting the tanks on and off the boat. David told us that we would be able to go to the Vuma Caverns the next day, which we were pleased about.
The dive boats are quite small, but are ok with some shelter (no toilet and not much comfort). I no this is standard in most places, but I am still spolit by the big dive boats in Egypt (please someone tell me where else I can dive with boats like that?).
Unfortunately we had some rough waves on our way to and from the Vuma Caverns and people gradually started to get very sea sick. I was fine for the first dive, but even before that one diver was so sick he didn't get in the water at all. I am very thankful I did the dive because we saw our first manta ray! It was quite funny because we mentioned to David that we would like to see a manta ray and he had told us that it was very unlikely and in all his years at the resort, he had only seen one manta. Ironically we didn't find any whalesharks! By the time we got to the second dive, a lot more people were feeling ill including me, but I just about kitted up and dragged myself into the water not least because I knew there would be some respite down there. The second dive was ok. The journey back to base was pretty horrific especially as the boat was having problems so it was a particularly slow journey!
On other days we dived closer to the resort and saw quite nice sea life including lobsters, octopus, plenty of parrot fish, angel fish, snappers and huge groupers. The soft corals are particularly nice and on the last dive we saw a lovely turtle. Apparently you can frequently find white tip reef sharks, but we didn't see any unfortunately. On the downside visibility was poor. None of this should be used to judge Buccaneer, but just something to know if you are diving the area.
Buccaneer gave thorough briefings and dive in nice small groups - I think it is a maximum of 4 divers to each divemaster / instructor. The equipment we rented seemed to be well looked after and service is excellent.
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