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Dive Review of Dolphin Dream in
Bahamas

October, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Steven Rosenfeld, Ca, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 5234
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Hawaii, Cocos, Fiji, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
80   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
20   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
The Dolphin Dream is a steel hull converted shrimp boat.  She is moored in
Palm Beach Florida and makes a over night crossing to dive the Bahamas. 
The boat is wide and heavy and rides well in the open ocean.  There are 6
cabins with a upper and lower bunk and some shelves for storage.  There is
additional storage room in the common hallway outside the cabins.  Two full
size restrooms are located on the main deck and there is an additional hot
shower on the dive deck.  The dive bags are stored on the upper deck where
there is plenty of room to suit up.  All diving was done from the boat. 
The large salon allows for everyone to eat at the same time.  The food was
excellant and it was all you could eat.  There were always snacks out. Beer
and soft drinks were included in the price of the trip.  The salon has a
television and there were tapes and dvd's to play.

I booked this trip through Eli Martinez of Shark Diver Magazine.  He had
chartered the boat so this trip was all about the sharks.  We spent the
week at tiger beach.  The weather the first 3 days was not good and we did
little diving.  The next three days more than made up for it.  We had flat
seas and 100 foot visiblity.  We had about two dozen 7 foot lemom sharks
around the boat almost all of the time.  On three days we had 2 tiger
sharks come in for long periods of time swimming among the divers.  At no
time were the sharks aggressive and only appeared to be interested in the
bait.
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