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

August, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by beth, NY, usa
Report Number 133
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Palau, around the Carribean.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Strict on staying w/ buddy.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
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.
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