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Dive Review of Peter Hughs Diving/n/a in
Bahamas/White Sand Shoals

Peter Hughs Diving/n/a, Aug, 2002,

by beth, NY, usa . Report 133.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Palau, around the Carribean.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Strict on staying w/ buddy.
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 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Excellent.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments peter hughes' wind dancer, 08/24/02-08/31/02, "swim w/ wild dolphins" bahamas itinerary. temps - air 90s, water 80s, viz 40'-100', current - mild to strong, 7 days of sun!

all sites were north of grand bahama island, in the atlantic, on the edge of the white sand shoals where dolphins live. except the last day's single dive which was close to the island - not so many fish and not great viz.

diving exceeded expectations. seems like divers who travel the world poo-poo at bahamas diving, but i found it excellent. (i have red sea, palau and carribean w/ which to compare this to). an explanation might be that these sites r too far for day boats.

sharks and turtles on most dives. reefs were in fact teeming w/ fishes as the PH literature says. there was some strong current but it didn't bother me. (some people were annoyed but hey this is the atlanitc and we're scuba diving - what do u expect?)

u do 2 morning dives that were never a disappointment (except the last day, because it was close to the island), then spend the afternoon in the tender on the flats looking for dolphins. of the 5 afternoons, only 1 resulted in an up close and personal encounter for @ 20 mins (and of course it was the only day i didn't go out looking for them.). bring foul weather gear because it gets cold on the tender when you are out there for hours. i did see dolphins twice from the boat.

wind dancer usually does T&C. captain brett is a really cool nice guy and runs a great boat and crew. also, this was the best food i've had a on an american liveaboard. they have a professionally trained chef, tony, a really nice guy.

i would do it again, but push for an afternoon dive rather than dolphining. [peterhughes.com link]
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