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Dive Review of Stuart Cove in
Bahamas

October, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Kent Roorda, CO, USA
Report Number 1487
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Little Cayman, Roatan, Guanaja, Fiji, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
79   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Diving was relatively unsupervised.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
Not much to take a picture of
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
2 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
The dive operations were amongst the poorest we have ever experienced. They
didn't even provide water on board the boat. Supposedly new tanks were
often "used" tanks w/only less than 1000psi in them. Dive masters
were/are lazy and useless. They couldn't drive the boat well and often took
up to 1/2 hour to tie on to an anchor bouy in calm waters; constantly
lurching the boat (and passengers) back & forth between forward &
reverse gears while they tried to catch the anchor bouy.   The dining
facility is about 2 blocks from the rooms, and the dining staff were
laZZZy.  The rooms were overridden with ants and one much choose between
ants, or the smell of bug spray in their room.   If you want a drink of
water, you must buy bottled water at the dive shop and the cost is
expensive. There were a lot of sharks to see, but there are much better
places to see sharks, if that is one's desire.  Stuart's was truly a
tourist/cattleboat operation.
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