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Dive Review of Riding Rock Inn in
Bahamas/San Salvador

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by John A Bowers, Florida, United States (1 report)
Report Number 5007
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Hawaii, Florida Keys,
Nexton Cay Sal, Belize and throughout Bahamas.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
130   to 160    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
The first dive usually was deep (125 -140 ft), second morning dive was
under 80 ft and the third afternoon dive the same. All divers were required
to have dive computers.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
2 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
For my birthday, I treated myself and family to one of my favorite dive
spots.  This was my sixth trip to San Sal which was documented by a piece
of painted driftwood in the bar.  This island has the most beautiful water
in the world.  The diving was spectacular as always.  Every dive at San Sal
is special and unique. Unreal cuts and chimneys with spectacular
visibility.  These dive sites will stay in your mind forever. Sharks
(Hammers), turtles, large friendly groupers and lion fish were with us on
every dive.  The dive boats and guides were top notch.  The guides left you
alone to do your thing while at the same time keeping an eye out for any
novice who needed help getting comfortable. The boats were perfect size,
open with lots of shade. The resort was like it always has been, a diving
dude ranch. The rooms were cold with satellite TV and a fridge. The food
was good but nothing gourmet. The Driftwood Bar has been a favorite of
divers for 20 years. The best thing I can say about Riding Rock is their
friendly staff.  Everyone was wonderful. I've been there six times and I am
planning on returning again and again. 
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