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Dive Review of Special D Diving/Private Residence in

January, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by David W DeBoer, TX, US (1 report)
"Anguilla Diving Review"
Report Number 8795
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Anguilla (400+ dives) Saba Statia Cozumel Belize St. Croix Grand Turk
Providenciales Maui Palm Beach Curaçao Barbados Flower
Gardens/Stetson Banks
Closest Airport
Getting There
Small commuter airlines. Best
to go to Sint Maarten and
ferry over

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Special D is owned and operated by Douglas (Dougie) Carty an Anguillan
native who has been diving for 25+ years. He is an accomplished waterman
adept both above and below the surface. He uses a 35' Rebel Marine boat
adapted for diving. He can take up to 10 divers, but most trips have 6-8.
Special D is the only operator that leaves from the dock. Vigilant ferries
its divers to the moored boat by dingy. Shoal Bay loads it divers by having
them wade to the boat from shore. I have known an
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