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Dive Review of Dancer in
Bahamas/Exuma Islands

May, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Stephen Kouri, WA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 6566
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Kona, Maui, Cozumel, Figi, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Belize, and Komodo
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
500 psi in tank and don't violate computer  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
When reading this review keep in mind that we've measured this trip against
the standard set by other dancer/aggressor fleet operations (We've been on
several) and this was the second outing for this boat in the bahamas which
was reflected in a significant discount on the price.


This boat is in the shakeout phase in this location. There were several
boat issues unrelated to the crew. No Nitrox, leaks causing wet carpets and
AC issues (Some cabins hot while others were meat lockers).

The crew worked diligently to overcome these issues that should have been
dealt with in dry dock, but were playing catch up the entire cruise. I
wouldn't call the conditions intolerable, but certainly well below the
standards set on the other boats in the dancer/aggressor fleet.


Bahamas is a good location for novice to lightly experienced divers. The
fish and coral are a step down from Caymans, but still very nice. Novice
divers should beware the strong currents associated with tidal flows on
some shallow dives. 

Most of the diving is in little to no current. Entry is off the back of the
boat so it is very easy diving. We dove our own profile so we didn't deal
with the dive masters much.

One dive that stood out was the Blue Hole, which was packed with sharks,
turtles, large schools of reef fish and several crustaceans.

The size of the crabs, lobsters and the number of sharks encountered was a
pleasant surprise.

A 3mm wetsuit with a hooded vest was sufficient even when we were cold from
receptive dives. Sometimes we wore both, but most of the time just a 3 mm
full suit.


Most of the problems we encountered hopefully will be resolved in the
coming months. It's a nice location with the benefit of US customs in the
the Bahamas airport. A good location when you have a group of divers with a
mix of experience.

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