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Dive Review of Blackbeard's -- Sea Explorer in
Bahamas/Grand Bahamas, Bimini

March, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Peyton Williams, VA, US (1 report)
Report Number 5964
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Barbados, Caba, Hawaii, Bonaire, Curacao,USVI, BVI, Cozumel.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
72   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
60   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
PSI back on boat (500 psi)  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
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
5 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
This was a Venturing Scout Crew trip that went extremely well.  Most of the
scouts were not very experienced, with this being their first ocean
experience.  The captain & crew went out of their way to ensure safe
and enjoyable experiences by all.  One open water student saw a hammerhead
shark at close range on her fourth dive!  That will be a hard dive to beat
in the future. Several of the scouts were talking about a reunion already.

Food was good & plentiful.

Make sure to take a large enough towel to at least cover your hair going
from shower to cabin (comment by my wife).  Also, use duffle bags for
clothes.  Hard suitcases have to be stored on shore normally.  

There is only one divemaster/instructor on-board and he is generally not
able to dive as he accounts for the divers, and assists them back aboard.

Great time by all.  Thanks to Captain "Red" & crew.
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