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Dive Review of Dive Dive Dive/Nassau Beach Hotel in

February, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Arik Olson, NY, usa
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Report Number 1559
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Monterey Bay California, Kauaii, Puerto Rico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
72   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Divemaster and Boat Captain gave us good advice but were flexible with
depth and time  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
No one I dove with on the boat brought a camera, the boat had a dedicated
rinse bucket and the captain asked if anyone had a camera
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
I had a nice time and was pleasantly surprised with the diving in Nassau,
Bahamas. I was very happy with my experience with Dive Dive Dive, the boat 
was a little run down but had a great captain and divemaster and they took
us to good sites and gave us good breifings and help, but didn't take away
our autonomy. I set my equipment up the first day but after they saw that I
was able to do it they set it up for me, changed my taks, double checked
things etc. After a few days with them I felt like they treated me like a

I think the scuba diving industry in Nassau is in a period of flux.  I
visited Stuart Coves and it is clear that they have the volume and the
money to dominate the market there.  I wonder if some of the smaller
operators (DDD, Nassau Scuba Center) will be able to remain in buisness. At
both DDD and NSC they don't always go out since they don't allways have
divers. I got the feeling this was hard on the employees since they would
end up in the position of waiting to see if their boss wanted them to work
the following day. I think I will go back to the Bahamas but that next time
I will dive with Stuart Coves just because it is a larger operation, seems
more reliable. Of note, Stuart Coves is much closer to the dive sites.

The Nassau Beach hotel is fine, a big hotel, on the beach, clean, nice view
from the rooms, friendly employees, lots of food options. I couldn't
believe how inexpensive I got the room for (I booked a package with air
through Nassau, Bahamas is a high traffic place with direct
flights from many US cities and a big cruise ship port. It's also kind of
over built, with little un-developed space on the island. The worst
experience we had was renting mopeds to drive around the island hoping to
find some scenic secluded beach, but even the most secluded beaches have
houses with big fences to keep you out. In the end one moped broke down and
it was a big hassle.  Would also avoid taxi's if possible (expensive and
some drivers are nasty), the buses are easy and cheap. The Adastra Gardens
(zoo) was cool, and the best experience was sitting on the beach looking at
the amazingly light blue water, as well as the diving.

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