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Dive Review of Brendal's Dive Center/Moorings Bareboat - Marsh Harbour in
Bahamas/Abaco

Brendal's Dive Center/Moorings Bareboat - Marsh Harbour, Jul, 2014,

by T2inSF, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 7675.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Utila, Bonaire, St. Barth's, Little Corn, Cozumel, Cocos, Galapagos, Komodo, Bali, Andaman Sea, Red Sea, Monterey, Channel Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All Abaco dives were relatively shallow, long (> 60 min), no decompression dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Good assortment of standard reef fish, with some staged Nassau grooper feedings. Bring some dog food in a plastic bottle if you want to get up close and personal with some fish of your own ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Brendal's Dive Center is frequented by families who return year after year to dive with Brendal. He is quite a charming and entertaining character, a bit of a local celebrity on Green Turtle Cay. He's an experienced diver, PADI and SSI instructor with high standards when it comes to his training and his expectations for his students.

Brendal's Dive Center books out in advance, even during what we thought would be a typically "low season" (July in the hurricane belt). It can be difficult to plan ahead if you're on a sailing trip, but I recommend emailing Mary (Brendal's wife) and arranging something in advance if you can. We radioed ahead and were told there was nothing available for several days. Arriving that very wet afternoon, we were only able to dive the fol ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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