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Dive Review of Froggies/Private Home in
Bahamas/Elbow Cay, Abaco

August, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Hank Martin, NJ, USA
Report Number 103
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow the divemaster.  Turn around when anyone in the group hits 1500 psi.
 Depth limits unimportant since the deepest site was no more than 60'.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
2 stars    
Very mediocre dive op.  Appears primarily interested in filling up the boat
with people - snorkelers or divers.  Boat is not a dedicated dive boat,
tanks and gear are assembled and laid on the floor of the boat.  Did not
bring my equipment since this was a family, not a dive, vacation so had to
rent.  Rental equipment very substandard - couldn't take a breath from the
reg without getting a mouth full of water.  Dive sites were unimpressive -
second dive was at a max of 22 feet, and was the better of the dives. 
Surface interval consisted of the 10 minutes it took to get everyone back
in the boat and the ten minutes to go to the next site.  Dive masters were
disinterested in any real interaction with the divers.  The one leading our
group seemed to think the dive was an aerobic exercise - not much time for
stopping to look at the reef, such as it was.  My 12-year old son pointed
more stuff out to me than did the divemaster.  To top off the experience,
they charged a buck a piece for sodas and water.  Will try Dive Abaco for
the next trip.

As a vacation destination, the cays of the Abacos are tremendous.  We
rented a private home in Hope Town, and traveled from island to island on
our 20' boat we rented for the week.  Found several reefs where the
snorkeling was better than the diving!  Lots of uninhabited cays to anchor
off of and swim, and good facilities on the developed cays.  Fishing is
also supposed to be superb.  
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