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Dive Review of Blackbeard's -- Morning Star in
Bahamas/Exuma Cays

Blackbeard's -- Morning Star: "Beautiful Diving Community", Jun, 2015,

by Walter Hamer, MO, US ( 1 report). Report 8552.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was a group trip booked through Diventures in Springfield, MO. This is a small sailing vessel with bunks, not cabins, and very limited space below deck. That said, it was a wonderful trip. We dove six days. They offered a night dive every day, but I only did it once. At my age four dives a day is enough. The food was excellent and considering the size of the kitchen, each meal was a miracle. Salt water showers or cold fresh water showers. But heck, you are among friends. We all got to be a close group and enjoyed good conversations and life stories. We did one wreck dive, a shark feeding experience, which was exciting, a small plane wreck, and just beautiful reefs and walls. We did a late evening drift dive through the Washing Machine, which is like an exciting roller coaster. The area was beautiful. The crew of Morning Star was excellent, very friendly, helped us out with all our needs. The gear stays on your tank the whole week. They fill up the tanks during surface time. Always above 3000 psi each time. My dive buddy and I hope to make the trip again.
Websites Blackbeard's -- Morning Star   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, Key Largo, Bahamas, St. Thomas, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None, just stay in the area near the boat.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 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
UW Photo Comments Maintained a large tank for just cameras. Several flat areas on deck and below for working on cameras.
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