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Dive Review of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Wyndham Nassau Resort in
Bahamas/Nassau

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Wyndham Nassau Resort, Jun, 2008,

by Allan, WI, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 4171.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Great Lakes, Florida Keys, Mexico, US VI's, BVI's, St Maarten, Eleuthera (Bahamas)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits and dive times.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 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 1 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I read several reports in Undercurrent and in the Chapbook about Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas before we left and I had some concerns. Most of the comments that I read had references such as "cattle boat" and the like. The people who used words like that are crybabies and need to get a grip. I've never seen an operation as large as SCDB run as smoothly and efficiently. They are very good at what they do and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Ground transportation to and from the dive shop was always on time and charters always departed on time. So for someone to suggest that the operation was less than a great experience is just plain silly. Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas is a very smooth running and efficient operation. Everyone that we were in contact with, boat captains and crew, dock crew, dive shop, etc. were all very friendly and helpful. Individuals who have said they had a bad experience should consider the possibility that it was them and not SCDB.

As far as our accomodations are concerned, I was not impressed with the Wyndham Nassau Resort. Not only did we NOT get the room rate that we were quoted when we made the reservation through corporate reservations, they also charged us and additional $15/per person per night for what they called a "resort fee". That minor non-disclosure cost our group and additional $735.00 in hotel expenses. In my opinion, the Wyndham Nassau Resort does not provide a $200.00/night room - clean yes, but not worth $200.00/night. The common areas of the resort are what I would kindly call "tired". I felt like I was stepping back into the '70s. For a little more, I should have stayed at the Sheraton which was right down the beach. Infinitly nicer property!


If you're planning a trip to the Nassau area, stay at the Sheraton on Cable Beach (unless you like all-inclusives) and dive with Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas.
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