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Dive Review of Blackbeard Cruises/Morning Star in
Bahamas/Exumas out of Nassau

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Andy Burns, GA, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4896
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Both coasts of the US and Hawaii. International around the Caribbean, Asia
and Australia/New Zealand.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Restricted to limits of certification, experience and demonstrated skills.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Camera bucket to hold the gear, galley table for gear prep and downloading
pics, plenty of power outlets for running chargers and laptops.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
5 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Great trip, excellent value for money.  It would have been nice if
Blackbeard offered to share the arrival flight info so divers could ride
share to the boat.  Personally, I should have brought 2 towels, one for
cleaning up with and one for after dive drying off.  Bring some of the
spring clamps to use as clothes pins to hold wetsuit and towel to the
safety line to let them dry and make sure to initial them as yours and not
the boat's.

The ship was in good condition, and the crew made the difference between
just a good trip and great trip.  The captain on my trip was Grayson who
was always thinking a couple steps ahead and with him and his crew made the
trip better than my expectations.

I was very pleased with both the food and accomodations.  The cook even
made us a great conch salad one afternoon out of the conch that were caught
on the trip.
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