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Dive Review of Neil Watson/Old Bahama Bay in
Bahamas/West End, Grand Bahama

Neil Watson/Old Bahama Bay: "Tiger sharks galore", Jan, 2023,

by Frederick R. Turoff, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 34 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 12354.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments I chose this trip since I had been on the Bahamas Master liveaboard 14 months earlier that was hit by a freighter during an overnight crossing to Tiger Beach, which ended that trip. I opted for a land-based operation as it fit my brief schedule. Rather than stay at the hotel directly, I used AirBnB to rent a room there for much less. The ro ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Neil Watson   Old Bahama Bay

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving USVI, BVI, lesser Antilles, Bonaire, all three Caymans , Coco Island,
Revillagigedos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Bahamas, Indonesia, Philippines,
Micronesia, Red Sea
Closest Airport Freeport Getting There PHL to CLT then FPO, or through MIA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stay with the group leaders
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No camera room, but the room I stayed in was easily within walking distance, so I car ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Bill mashek in CA, US at Sep 25, 2023 17:54 EST  
good report, we will be going to shark beach with neal Watson January 2024
By report author: Frederick R. Turoff in PA, US at Sep 26, 2023 12:58 EST  
You'll enjoy the experience.
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