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Dive Review of Brendal's Dive Center/Green Turtle Club in
Bahamas/Green Turtle Cay

August, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US
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Report Number 5651
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Roatan,
Grenada, St. Lucia, Truk, etc
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Back on boat with 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
My wife was satisfied.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
This was our third trip to dive with Brendal's on Green Turtle Cay. Our
dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC drove to Jacksonville and
chartered a plane to Treasure Ca, which took an hour and 10 minutes. We
took a ferry to GTC, which took about 15 minutes. We rented golf carts,
which is a necessity, and drove to the Green Turtle Club, about 10 minutes
away. The rooms on Turtle Point are comfortable and quite adequate.

We ate breakfast at the Club, beginning about 7:30 AM, and the dive boat
leaves at about 9:00 AM. The boat holds 14 divers and is comfortable. We
did two dives daily, and these are shallow (35-55 feet) and long (96
minutes my longest). We return about 2:00 pm. Dinner is usually in town,
about 15 minutes by golfcart, and is quite good generally. The shopping is
limited, but two grocery stores are adequate for the basics. The town is
small, but interesting to tour by golf cart.

The visibility was 30-60 feet, and the water is warm. Brendal does a
fantastic job in finding small critters and goes the extra mile in finding
interesting things. Jack and Tasha are very good divemasters who help on
the boat and in the water. The coral is good, and the fish life is very
good. We saw sharks, grouper, rays, and fewer lionfish than we saw in
previous trips. To me, the better that lionfish are controlled, then the
more juvenile fish we see on the reefs. I think we had more juveniles on
the reefs this year.

On the final day of diving, we end up with a picnic on a beach. Brendal
does a fantastic job with lobsters and fish, including lionfish, which I
did not realize could be as delicious as it was.

This is one of my favorite trips. The combination of a nice place to stay,
great island with friendly people, and a great dive operation run by people
who care about your vacation is unbeatable and this is definitely a return
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