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

July, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Henry Ziller, CO, U.S.A.
Sr. Contributor   (23 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 2204
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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