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Dive Review of Grand Bahama Scuba/Island Seas in
Bahamas/Grand Bahama Island

November, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Patricia A. Sinclair, LA, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 7411
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
stay with DM  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
Grand Bahama Island May 27 through June 2 2012.
 
I wont bore anyone with the trip details going to Grand Bahama (and the
body search I got  so undignified) or from (suffice it to say, thus far I
have gotten 8K miles from AA, but the customer service department has yet
to hear the entire storyand I will email them again requesting that they
either call me or email me concerning the entire incident.

I arrived at the Island Seas Resort at about 10:30 AM.  Needless to say, my
room wasnt ready yet (check in is around 3PM)  so I had time to kill. 
Put luggage in lock up area and got some lunch.  I called Grand Bahama
Scuba and spoke with Melinda about the chance of going out to dive that
afternoon.  She asked me to call back around noon and see if they were
going out or not.  I had forgotten about Beryl and what she had done to the
seas in the general vicinity.  When I called back, Melinda said they would
not be going out that afternoon.  In retrospect, I am sooooo  glad that
they did not go out on Sunday afternoon, I would have been beaten to death
by the waves!   

 
Monday morning, Melinda met me in front of the resort and drove me to the
dive shop.  There were several very young men in the van as well who were
going diving with us that day.  I did not take my camera into the
waterdont do that usually on the first dive or day of a trip  and in
this case, it was extremely rough on the boat and in the water.
Dive 1  Pygmy Caves, 70 fsw, 51 minutes.  3000 psi in, 1000 psi out. 
Water was cold at the end of the dive (79 F and I was wearing only a dive
skin.)  There was a pretty good current on this dive, but you could duck
into the channels between coral heads and avoid it.  There was a huge
grouper hanging around right next to the mooring and he seemed to own that
spot, since he never moved far from it. A second large grouper came by as
well.  Both were Black Groupers.  3 large lionfish on the site and they
were unafraid of divers.  I also saw Shy hamlets, grunts, damselfish 
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