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Dive Review of Blackbeards Cruises in
Bahamas

Blackbeards Cruises, Apr, 2005,

by Larry, NY, USA . Report 2123.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]Cozumel, Keys, St Lawrence, Lake Ontario, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Drift dives were done as a group with time limits. Otherwise on board with 500lb. I never saw anybody checking.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Large rinse barrel for cameras. Otherwise you sleep with all your gear.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]Excellent shark feed. Fishing anytime the boat moved. At one site the vis was only 20 ft. on an afternoon dive. I almost passed on the night dive at the same site but didn't. We had an encounter with the largest turtle I have ever seen. (300-400lb) On a drift dive I saw the largest grouper I have ever seen hiding in a cravase under a ledge. The DM (with 5000 dives) said it was the largest he had ever seen also. (~400lb) We will be going out again with these folks. The food was the best and plenty of it. Quarters are tight but how much time do you spend there anyway? You only set up your gear once for the week. Air fills are done while it is in a rack still set up.
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