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

Guanahani Divers/Riding Rock Inn: "Great diving at a diver's resort", Aug, 2016,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 71 reports with 27 Helpful votes). Report 9005 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center from Columbia, SC returned to Riding Rock in San Sal for the first time since 2009. This was our 6th trip here & we looked forward to returning, especially since Hurricane Joaquin devastated the island last October. We flew American Airlines from Charlotte to Nassau ( late, changed planes, wrong arrival gate in Nassau) but Bahama's Air was great in holding a plane for the hour flight to San Sal. The hotel is basic & this is a diver's resort so if you want "5 star" amenities, don' t come. Water is a problem here & ice is limited, but we thoroughly enjoyed the food, which was superb. The hotel staff is excellent, with great attitudes, really wanting to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms are clean & certainly adequate.
The dive operation is run by Michigan Adventure Diving & Tyler, Dan, & Betsy really were superb in all aspects of the dive operation. The boat is adequate & the diving was extraordinary. The viz was 125 ft. plus with sharks seen on 16 of 17 dives. The juveniles look good & there were less lionfish than the last time we were here. The overall fish life was really good, although there was some bleached coral seen. We really enjoyed the diving. Overall, we were impressed by the efforts to rebuild this venue into a top notch diving destination, after a devastating hurricane which closed the hotel for 4 months or so. We will definitely return.
Websites Riding Rock Inn

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Truk, Australia, etc.
Closest Airport 0.2 miles Getting There Charlotte>Nassau>San Salvador

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp -84°F / -29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-125 Ft/ 24-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational dive limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera bucket on boat. My wife, the photographer, had no complaints.
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