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Dive Review of Blackbeard's in
Bahamas

Blackbeard's, Aug, 2006,

by Alan Radzun, Illinois, usa (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 2696.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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