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Dive Review of Dive Dive Dive in
Bahamas/New Providence, Nassau

Dive Dive Dive, May, 2004,

by Chuck and Nancy Anson, CA, USA . Report 1212.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Sonora Bay Mexico, Loreto Mexico, Bonaire, Roatan, Belize, San Salvador, Grand Turk, St. Croix, St. Vincent, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Fiji, Carriacou, Cozumel, Cat Island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 70 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The usual, 130 max depth, no decompression diving, back on board with 500 psi.

Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Nothing special. Rinse tank on board, small dry area for all uses, not just for camaras. The crew did handle photo equipment with care.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dive Dive Dive had only a few Undercurrent write ups but their web site was informative and their responses to emails was prompt and thurough. So we decided to give them a try. They pick up at the airport and all of the hotels on Nassau. They also offer grocery transportation. Their onsite, individual one bed room units are large, well decorated, and clean, with Cable TV, air conditioning, king size bed, tile floors, spacious bathroom (with a tub), and one of the best furnished kitchenettes that we have encountered in all of our travels. Ask in advance for the one next to the canal. It has the best view through the sliding glass door and you are right next to the patio where they serve fresh baked bread, tea and coffee each morning for their guests. The dive operation is right next door with the dive boat conveniently at the canals edge for easy entry and exits, rinse tank and drying facilities are located close by. The whole facility is fenced except for that bordering the canal and they have at least 4 friendly dogs in residence who keep things safe. The operation has been there for a while and it shows wear but not to the point of being run down. The dive boat is large with marine head, seating for divers is along both sides with ample storage under, aluminum 80s conveniently behind the seats, room for 14-16 divers, and a dive platform for giant stride entry, and easy exit aluminum ladders. There is a boat captain on board at all times and a DM on all dives and they both assist with gear handling. Safety gear and DAN oxygen was present as was radio. The diving was good and varied. We dove where shark feeds are routinely done and were visited by at least 3 large Caribbean Reef Sharks who came to see if there was any food, which there wasnt. So they left. The School house, a great dive, was shallow, 30 max, had the most life and lots small critters. We also dove four wrecks that had various stages of encrustment depending on their length of time underwater. An option that we were unaware of when we booked was that if the boat was going out for afternoon dives and there was space available, the guests could dive for free if they were on a 2 tank morning dive package. This was a very pleasant surprise, which made it possible to do 4 dives per day if you wanted. On the down side: There is so much algae on the coral, except where there is some current, that it was somewhat disappointing.
An update: Since beginning this write up we received an email from one of the DMs who says that staff has changed at Dive Dive Dive but in calling the 1800-368-3483 reservations number they say that the service will be the same as before. The operation is for sale howervr. Staying there was a good value and convenient but best to check it out further before laying out the cash.
WWW.divedivedive.com
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