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Dive Review of Bahama Divers/Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in
Bahamas/Nassau (Paradise Island)

Bahama Divers/Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Jul, 2005,

by Henry Ziller, CO, U.S.A. (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 2204.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Pohnpei, Micronesia, Florida, Tobago, Curacao, Dominica, Belize, Cayman Brac, Cozumel.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 84 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group on the Lost Blue Hole dive and shallow reef dives out in one hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Separate rinse tank and a table under cover. One hour developing available in Nassau and repairs or purchase also available.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The dive operation will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the boat that is across the inlet. I could see the boat from my room. It would be nice if they would pick you up at the hotels dock. The boat was equipped with all the safety features, oxygen, first aid kit water, etc. I did not like the fact that they actually sell food right on the boat to feed the fish while diving, and is the reason the sergeant majors are particularly pesky. I had to keep pushing schools of them away from my mask. For some unknown reason on the very rough 1.5 hour boat ride out to the Lost Blue Hole the dive master had everyone gather on the hull of the boat while in transport with waves crashing over the bow for his dive briefing. I would not do that again, I could not see nor could I hear, it was plain dumb. My wife did not go on this dive because of that briefing. He did say more than once not to touch the rim of the hole because the sand will impair visibility and one of the dive masters stood on the rim the whole dive because he is afraid of the sharks!!! The Lost Blue Hole dive has about 70 black tips and gray reef sharks swimming all around you but they do not come very close.
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