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Dive Review of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Sheraton Nassau Beach in
Bahamas

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Sheraton Nassau Beach, Jan, 2010,

by Tim Curtis, TN, USA ( 1 report). Report 5327.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Other Carribean, G Cayman, Roatan, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 70 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Mostly guided dive with some flexibility for depth and time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Boat had small table and rinse tank for cameras.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments To be clear, diving on this trip was a bonus, not planned. Called Stuart's on NY Eve 2009 and arranged diving for 1/2 & 1/3. Had been several years since diving, they did not mention that we would have to refresh. Picked up on time at hotel (Sheraton), fairly aggressive ride to resort. Told at check-in that would have to refresh, $130 per person, included one shallow open water dive after pool time. Newer employee did refresh, personable, quick but pertinent review. Shallow water dive viz low, coral definitely hurting, some smaller fish, choppy surface. Next day did "deep" dive (60'), nice fish, one reef shark, sponges good, viz 50'. 2nd dive 40' wreck dive, nice fish, ray, viz low. Air and water temps a bit on chilly side. No frills operation - no towels on boats, fresh water shower offered on 2nd day - cold water only, set up own tank/reg/bcd. People before us complained about diving same site 4 days in row. We had to do a boat-to-boat xfer the first day to rescue divers from boat with mechanical difficulty. They definitely want to sell you their photos, videos. Dive Masters ok, one or two personable, rest pretty average. Definitely a cattle car operation, but better than not diving at all.
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