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Dive Review of Blackbeards Cruises/Morning Star in

August, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Andy Kenley, Fla, USA
Sr. Contributor   (21 reports)
Report Number 4265
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Fl Panhandle,Fl Springs,Fl Keys,Cozumel,Roatan,Colombia,Aruba.Bonaire,Grand
Cayman,Cayman Brac,St.Martens,Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130' limit encouraged,  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
[None]Dedicated rinse barrel
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
[None]The "Morning Star" is a 65' sailboat. A Blackbeard cruise
is a "seagoing" campout, The accomodations and the food are
basic. The cook did wonders with what she had to work with. The price for a
cruise is also basic, on a per dive basis, I don't think it can be beat on
a liveaboard. This cruise was a new departure for Blackbeards,the itinerary
began in Georgetown ( 100 miles south of Nassau) and traveled 200 miles
further south to Hogsteies reef at the extreme southern end of the
Bahamas,there were two to four dives a day as we passed from Isle to Isle
on our voyage to Hogsteis and back. The coral was the most vibrant and
alive at Hogsteies reef, that I have seen in many years.The walls at this
remote location are as spectacular as any I have ever dove. We dove several
walls at other locations that were remarkable for swimthroughs and the
heavy nature of the coral growth. Some of our shallow afternoon dives were
the ones with the best variety and populations of fish.
   The only negative I feel compelled to site is that all the reefs we dove
suffered from algae problems, however, the problems were nothing like those
of the northern and central Bahamas.
   I felt that every member of the crew went out of their way to make our
cruise as sucessful and enjoyable as possible. Everyone of them was excited
about the new destination and it showed.
   I cannot recommend this company high enough. If you have an adventurous
nature,and you don't mind roughing it, Blackbeards will reward you with
remote sights and a committment to ensuring your diving pleasure.
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