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Dive Review of Juliet in
Bahamas/Bimini and south

Juliet, May, 2005,

by Arik, NY, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 1788.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Cozumel Mexico, Monterey California, Kauaii, Nassau Bahamas, Puerto Rico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Different restrictions appropriate to skill and experience of diver.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Photograpy was not an issue for me, but several other photographers on the trip had positive comments. The boat had a clean protected rinse tank and we had a digital slide show each evening of other photographers pictures from the day.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Juliet is a great boat with an outstanding crew. The cabins were spacious with beautiful hardwoods and brass, nice windows, and the A/C always worked. I slept well. The crew was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food was hearty and tasty. I did not experience seasickness at all (I have in California) and indeed there was no serious seasickness on the boat. One person had a mild case the first night, while crossing the Gulf Stream. The reef got better as we went south from Bimini and further away from civilisation (and fishermen). There was some algae damage to the reef near Bimini but truly pristine reef in the far south near Orange Cay. As a beginning diver I felt the trip was perfect for me, as the diving was relaxed, deep and challenging only if I wanted it to be. This is not just a trip for beginners, however. Of the twelve passegers on my trip I was the only beginner, and seven were very experienced professional divers or dive instructors. These experienced divers were clearly enjoying the excellent diving as well, diving deeper on some of the walls. I think the best part of the trip was the excellent camaraderie among the crew!
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