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Dive Review of Carib Dancer in
Bahamas/Tiger Beach

May, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by David Marchese, PA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
"Pretty Good Diving - Horrible Boat"
Report Number 8289
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Bay Islands, Bahamas,
Fiji, Saba, Maldives, California, Revillagigedo, Cozumel, Midway, Kona,
Galapagos, Panama, Palau, Tahiti, Cocos, Tonga, PNG, Komodo, Sulawesi,
Holbox, Solomon Islands, Belize
Closest Airport
Freeport
Getting There
Through Nassau

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Most sites were very shallow, so we could pretty much do what we wanted and
stay as long as we wanted.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Fairly large camera table with blow gun and charging stations.  Big, but
narrow rinse tank on stern. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
We were on the Carib Dancer from May 13-23, 2015 for the 10-day Tiger Beach
tour.  I wasnt going to post a review because I trusted that our bad
luck was truly an anomaly.  However, upon reading Phil Johnstons review,
I feel compelled to post my experience.  Despite our reviews being nearly
identical, Phil and I were not on the same voyage. 

 
Upon arriving at the West End Hotel per the information packet, no one from
the boat met us.  We had to drag our bags ¼ mile over a gravel road
to the boat.  The A/C wasnt working in the ship upon arrival, and I was
told that the crew was working on it.  We spent the night at the dock, and
didnt get to the first dive site until 3:00 PM on day 2.  We assumed the
late departure was to allow the crew to fix the A/C, but they never did fix
it.

The water stopped working on day 2.  As the toilet
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