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Dive Review of Blackbeard's in
Bahamas/Grand Bahama/Biminii

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Tom & Vonice Hoffman, Iowa, USA
Report Number 2647
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Come back to the boat if you run out of air. Just kidding, but you are
responsible for your self and your buddy.  The dive master was very good,
you had as much freedom as you wanted.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Just rince tank, nothing else, you are on your own although we had a couple
from brazil, who are very good photographers and they seemed to have no
problem.  They got great shots,  my shots were average except for the
Sharks,  I got some really good ones of them.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
This was our second trip with Blackbeard's so there were no surprizes, the
only thing that would have made the overall experience better would have
been better shower facilities back on land at the end of the trip, 3 boats
and  everyone trying to get a shower at the end of the trip was hard, but
they have only been at their new location in Freeport Grand Bahama since
January, and improvemnts are being made and more showers are in the near

The trip was very good, better than our first one with them and on that one
we saw tons of sharks.  This trip the shark dive was just awesome.  One of
the night dives we saw lots of baracudas and many very large logger head
turtles and hawskbills too.  Lots of schools of small fish,  baracudas and
rays all the time.  Some really spectacular corals and sponges on some of
the sites.

A great trip and well worth the money.  We saw other live aboards diving
the same sites or close and I know they charge alot more, I know I checked.
 My overall rating would be "Excellent" on all counts.
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