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Dive Review of Riding Rock Inn in
Bahamas/San Salvador

Riding Rock Inn, Oct, 2002,

by Gabriel I. Peñagarícano, PR, Puert o Rico . Report 229.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions A maximum of 130 feet was suggested, but one was able to use judgement. Stan the divemaster was an absolute professional; there when you needed him but unobstrusive otherwise.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My son-in-law, another friend and myself were the only divers. Stan the divemaster was a consumate professional. He explained the dive sites and let us choose which one we wanted to visit next. When in the water he guided the first part of the dive and then left us to our own devices. It was an absolute pleasure to have someone like him, after encountering a host of idiots at many locations. The accomodations were very adequate with good air conditioning, cable TV, and spotless rooms. The food was plentiful, tasty, and one could choose from several main courses. The walls are awesome with many crevices, swim-throughs, tunnels and openings at 40 feet which led out to the wall face at 140-150 feet. Some sections of the reef evidence considerable encroachment by a green algae which shows a preference for star corals, completely destroying them. Sponges do not seem to be affected at all. The boat was, naturally, very spacious, if somewhat slow. Nevertheless, this was not a consideration since the dive sites are close by, the furthest being about 30 minutes away. All in all, I will undoubtedly return.
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