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

January, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Tim Curtis, TN, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5327
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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