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Dive Review of BlackBear Cruises in
Bahamas

December, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Dan Benson, OR, United States
Contributor   (18 reports, with 5 Helpful votes)
Report Number 1497
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
72   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
6
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Those of your training agency  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 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  
Comments
No camera table. The only table was dining table, occupied by eaters!
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
1 stars
Food
2 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
This was a disaster trip! Wind, choppy. The scuba compressor on board the
boat broke half way through the trip.  Shore power couldn't be connected, a
diesel leak developed, and the electric generator broke, forcing many to
sleep on deck! Crowded conditions.
Don't go! Save your money and go on a better liveaboard. Don't say I didn't
warn you! Cheap isn't always best, especially when your vacation time is so
valuable.
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