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Dive Review of Blackbeard's in
Bahamas

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Alan Radzun, Illinois, usa
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 2696
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Florida, Bahamas, Great Lakes, St. Lucia, Hawaii
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, rainy  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
500 psi, depth limits of training, time restricition on only 1 dive (1
hour)  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
1 stars
Food
2 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
The diving was for the most part great.  The only bad dive was 1 described
as a wall dive.  Did not see a wall, nor much of anything else on that
dive, I've seen better walls in the quarry.  The night dive was fantastic. 
So was the Shark dive.  Weather conditions wrer mostly good and the captain
avoid bad weather as much possible, lost only 2 dives to storms and he kept
us in relatively calm waters.  Accomodations on Blackbeard's are close.  It
reminded me of summer camp.  If you enjoyed that experience, you'll love
Blackbeard's.  If you want occasional privacy, you won't get it here. 
Accomodations are spartan, the food is edible but not memorable, and the
service is definitely hit or miss.  I've done liveaboards in the past and
you get what you pay for.  Blackbeard's is half the price of other
liveaboards so expect the equivalent level of accomodations and service. 
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