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Dive Review of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Wyndham in
Bahamas/New Providence Island

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Wyndham, Oct, 2005,

by Ken Katz, NJ, USA . Report 1904.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving US and British Virgin Islands, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, St.Lucia, Provodenciales, Bonaire, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Long Island and Abaco, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deeper than 80 feet without a computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There was a rinse bucket on board and dive master made a comment that it wasn't a mask rinse off

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Just a short hop from New Jersey, New Providence Island and it's port of Nassau was just great for a quick getaway and a chance for six dives with Stuart Cove's Dive Bahama boats. The water was a warm 82 and a wetsuit wasn't needed, though I dive in a lycra skin and I was very confortable. Reefs and wrecks was the menu for the week. The Wiili Lauri was surreal looking with it's rusted superstructure. The sunlight was behind the wreck as I approached it from the starboard. There were holes for entry in the bow section and you could swim along the keel line to the stern. It was very dark looking forward but there was always light behind me. The Sharks were something else.On three dives there were sharks in the water. Curiously swimming pretty close. But at Shark Arena it was a different story. There were 20-25 Black Tips ready for there meal. We were positioned in a circle about 20 feet in diameter on a sandy patch of the reef. The divemaster/feeder slowly dropped into the middle with his aluminum crate of fish heads. Over the next 30 minutes the sharks swam all around. Coming extremely close, at one time even parting my hair. It was awesome.! A fun time, boats were clean and well run. The only small negative was the distance from Cable Beach ( We stayerd at the Wndham which was very nice) about 30 minutes and at least 50 or so from downtown Nassau.


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