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Dive Review of Nassau Scuba Centre in
Bahamas/Nassau

March, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Thomas Wittig, OH, usa
Report Number 1599
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
St Kitts, Barbados, St Maarten, Saba, Mayan Riviera, Dominican, St Thomas
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
72   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
buddy pairs, nothing below 80ft on wall dive unless both buddies had a
computer  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
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
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
I took my PADI Rescue Diver course with Nassau Scuba.  The instructors
(Neil and Ronelle) were very knowledgeable and more thorough than most I
have had for other specialty courses.  Staff was helpful.  Their driver
picked up from local hotels each morning.  

The equipment was fairly run down.  The wetsuit they provided had a large
hole in the torso, its replacement was not much better.  BCD's were in
varying states of disrepair.  All the large BC's they had when I was there
had weight belt straps sewn in instead of the velcro cummerbund.  

Air fills were spotty.  I had several tanks closer to 2000 psi than 3000
when I first geared up.  The next day I checked 4 tanks before finding 2
good ones for the morning dive.  

The boat (Sea Hawk) was a good size, never felt crowded.  

Nassau is known for sharks.  The shark dive (tongue of the ocean) and the
feeding are not to be missed.  Close to two dozen Caribbean Reef sharks
appeared with some approaching 8 feet.  Sharks were also spotted at other
dive sites.

The center is reportedly just recently back under the management of its
owners.  They were working on fixing gear and getting the operation back to
where it could be.  

I would dive with them again.
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