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Dive Review of Guanahani Divers/Riding Rock Inn in
Bahamas/San Salvador

Guanahani Divers/Riding Rock Inn, Nov, 2002,

by Tripp Jones, SC, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 52 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 263.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bahamas(multiple)Bonaire, Belize, Honduras(Roatan), Turks and Caicos, Caymans(all 3), Truk Lagoon, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 79 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Buddy, depth limits (most reasonable) Safety stops.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments I didn't use camera, but about 4-5 others did and had no complaints.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was the best dive staff I have dived with. Stan and Andrew are A+ professionals. You can dive your own profile and they are there if you need them. They set up your tanks after the first dive and do an excellent job in taking care of the divers. The dive briefings were concise and knowledgeable. The viz was outstanding and the geographical aspects of the walls are, at times, astounding. There were plenty of critters, and the macro photographers were happy. The boat needs work and the owner of Riding Rock needs to sink some capital into the boats, dive shop and upgrading the operation. The food was plenty and good and the accomodations were fine. Did two AM dives and one afternoon dive. One night dive in the week was fine. Despite the shortcomings of the boat, this was our 6th trip to San Sal (at Riding Rock) and we'll return. Club Med will reopen in December, but I'll stick with Riding Rock. I think this was the best dive staff that we have dived with and I hope they will hang on. Otherwise, will be a tremendous loss to San Sal and Riding Rock. We will return since this is an awesome place to dive.
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