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Dive Review of Ocean Fox/Emerald Princess in
Bahamas/Eleuthera

Ocean Fox/Emerald Princess, Apr, 2008,

by Paul Lima, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports). Report 4026.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Florida, Cozumel, Caribbean Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 80 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow divemaster. No swimthroughs and no entering Boiling Hole.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments
No camera rinse bucket on boat but available on shore

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments I have never been on a dive boat that provided water in bottles at the cost of $1 per bottle. No alternative source of water was available. They also charged a 2 tank price for a 1 tank dive and I came up with 1480 psi because we were all directed to do a safety stop at the same time regardless of remaining air. I am not sure why the time pressure because the ship did not sail for hours after our return. The dive itself started out rather a disappointment with featureless bare landscape but continually improved as the terrain became more pronounced and ended with the Boiling Hole (no entry allowed), numerous swim throughs (not allowed) and plenty of fish including a large lionfish. There seemed to be a lot of nice diving and the water was outstanding but we were rushed through the dive and back to the boat. I would like to try the area again but with another operator.
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