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Dive Review of Blackbeard's -- Morning Star/Towne Hotel/Orange Hill in

Blackbeard's -- Morning Star/Towne Hotel/Orange Hill: "this was a good trip", May, 2015,

by gary, tx, US ( 2 reports). Report 8774.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments As they say'it is like camping at sea,but it is a blast mixing with all the divers on board the boat.everyone begins to bond after about a day at sea.some of the divers put their pics and videos on the television at night as everyone told their stories of intrigue about the days daily diving encounters.the blue hole was the first dive and it was a great site to start the trip!the tropical fish were diverse and seemed plentiful as we moved from dive site to dive site.the shark feed was a lot of fun about half way thru the trip.near the end we did the washing machine with all the divers involved and it was something you will not forget!!!all the divers came up at the same time and it was a 100percent success for all the divers.there was a lot of octopus everyday on our dives,but more so on the night dives each night.they were seen every night dive!
This trip is a lot of fun and well worth the money.Yes it will be a great trip for beginning divers and very good for experienced divers.the comraderie on board is a large part of the trip;especially at night when all gather on top deck with cold draft beer and drinks of your choice to mix and mingle!!!
Websites Blackbeard's -- Morning Star   Towne Hotel/Orange Hill

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving caribbean, indian ocean, south pacific,
Closest Airport Nassau Intl Getting There miami intl to nassau intl

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-150 Ft/ 24-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions You dive with a buddy and dive masters are generally not in the water with you except at the shark feed and the washing machine dive site.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments there was a camera table at the back of boat that was sufficient for our trip.there is also fresh water tanks and rinse hoses for the cameras at the back of the boat.
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