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Dive Review of Red Sail Sports in
Aruba

Red Sail Sports, Apr, 2006,

by Andy Kelly, MD, USA . Report 2447.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belieze, Grand Caymen, Florida Keys, Curacao, St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, Mid-atlantic
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time limits. Dive masters would signal if I stopped to take pictures. Raced around the Antilla for the first dive. Second dive was 25' max which ended after 40 minutes (1500 psi in the tank)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No rinse tank, rushed dive with stops for pics bringing a cacophony of banging from the dive masters.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Dives rushed, after the second dive while my son and I were still in the water the capt. started the boat. Dive masters would signal if I stopped to take pictures. Dive masters and Capt. left the vessel before divers debarked. I contacted Red Sail Sports via email and received no response. Dive briefs emphasised the brief little on what to look for or expect to see. Although relativley new to diving I have observed many operations and Red Sail Sports is the worst I have experienced. If offered a choice between not diving and diving with Red Sail Sports I would skip the dives.
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