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Dive Review of Bahama Divers/Paradise Is. in
Bahamas/Paradise Is.

February, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Craig Condron, Wa., U.S.A.
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Report Number 3878
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
All Caribbean, South Pacific, Central Pacific, Hawaii, Micronesia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
75   to 76    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
75   to 85    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Shallow dives were 40 minutes, deeper dive 30minutes  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
     Paradise Isalnd is an amazing place. They empoyee 13,000 people, if
you like big this is the place. We stayed at The Cove (advertised as adults
only) don't believe it, there was more children than adults. We retreated
to the adult pool, there the music was so loud we could not talk. Well then
way not a cocktail, one round of drinks and lettuce wraps, $154.00.
    The service staff was great and pleasnat to be around but the 500%
markup on food and beverage was a little to much.
     The water slides and water activites at Paradise island are great and
worth the trip.
     After reading Uncurrent, I choice to dive with Bahama Divers. They are
located 5 minutes from Paradise Island and not a long bus ride as Stuart
Cove Divers are. I was pick-up at 8:30 and drop-off at 12:30. Their boats
are large with lots of room for people and gear. One day we had 2
snorkelers and 3 divers. Other trips it was 8 divers with as many as 3
divermasters in the water.
     The profiles were limitd, however I was first in the water and last
out, so I felt okay with my bottom time. One day I came up with 1400 psi
but I had a 3400 psi fill. Saw all thr typical Caribbean fish, but was
amazed at the number of Lionfish. They are truely beautiful, but not
Caribbean.
     The BLUE HOLE (Bahama size) and the Baracuda Reef are very nice dives.
Try to make those days. All in all I was very pleased, but keep in mind I
never dove with Stuart Cove, but I understand they have 15 to 20 divers per
boat. Small is sometimes better.


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