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Dive Review of Searuba Fly n Dive/Cruise in

May, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Bob R., Texas, USA
Report Number 4137
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Bermuda, Grand Caymans, Cozumel, Roatan, Greneda, USVI, St. Maarten,
Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Channel Islands, Puerto Vallarta, et.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
45 minute dive time.
Stay with the Divemaster.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
1 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
1 stars    
We dove in Aruba with Searuba Fly n Dive. It will be the last time.

Several factors figure into this decision, and they are both service and
safety related. I am a certified rescue diver. This was the first time that
I left my own BCD at home and used "rental gear". We had our own
fins, masks, and regs. We used the BCD's of the dive shop. Bad mistake. The
BCD's were not kept up very well. They were very old looking and looked
like they had seen a lot of use. The BCD was ill-fitting (I was told they
had XXL's, but they only had three XL's). The first BCD they gave me did
not have its low back deflator "cord" on the BCD at all. The
upper deflator was also found to be not functioning either. The only one
that "worked as designed" was the low pressure inflator. I
partially inflated the BCD to insure that it worked before stepping into
the water.  However, after attempting to operate the BCD on entry into the
water it was totally unsatisfactory.  I decided that "survival"
far outweighed a "sport dive". I returned to the boat and got
out. The boat's captain told me that it would be ok to use.... No, it

They had an instructor that was to lead the dive group. However, he brought
two students to finish their open water dives for certification, so he told
the other divers to follow another "employee" around under the
boat until he finished the skills tests with his two students. One got sick
and had to be hauled out. She stayed sick. The other divers were
"led" not to the reef, but towards the beach in 3-4 foot swells.
They came up and swam back to the boat. The instructor finished his one
student and then they all submerged again and headed off towards a wrecked

This was the same plane we dove on in 2005 and asked not to dive again. We
were assured we would not dive it. Wrong again. 

After taking the ill diver back to the shop so she could disembark, I
swapped BCD's. It was the same make and model. It had all of its parts. I
rigged it up and stepped off of the boat and put it in 6 feet of water and
made sure that it somewhat fit, was properly weighted, and that it worked.
I got in one dive while my son made two. No offer of reimbursement for the
defective BCD.

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