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Dive Review of Riding Rock Inn in
Bahamas/San Salvador

July, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Marie Hofman, CA, USA
Report Number 1854
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Red Sea, Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decompression diving, 130ft. limit, buddy-dive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Not much set-up but very accomodating
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
How is this place not better known in the diving world?  Maybe the hotel is
a bit worn but the wall here is phenomenal!  While I dove through the best
swim-thrus/caverns at over 100' to come across hammerheads (multiple
times!) my friend, who is a novice diver enjoyed checking out all kinds of
creatures at the top of the wall at 40'.  Always the only boat and not
crowded.  Dive staff were always ready to assist with anything, answer
questions, point out creatures for photo ops and follow any reasonable
request.  Whole resort atmposhpere layed back and Bahamian.  Not much else
to do on island but we were given an island tour, party one evening,
underwater slide presentation through the hotel.  

Wish I had known how difficult/expensive it is to buy supplies here such as

Maybe I shouldn't tell anyone about this place and keep it a secret.  I
plan to come back again, soon!
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