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Dive Review of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas in
Bahamas

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas, Apr, 2010,

by Celia Liner, MS, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 5427.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Yucatan, Saba, Statia, Bonaire, St. Kitts
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 72 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 1st dive, 35 minutes; be back on board with 700 psi. Second dive, 30 minutes max.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments There was a water barrel on board for cameras; staff announced it was not for masks as cleaning agents could damage seals on cameras.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Wish I'd known to save my money. Don't bother with nitrox. For the short time they let you in the water, the diving was not worth the trouble. Very expensive trip--$105 for 2-tank plus $40 extra for nitrox (which we hardly used at all); cattle boats. Staff was anxious to get you in the water and back out of the water. Had a 20 minute surface interval, then back in for 2nd dive. 2nd dive was so very shallow, it eliminated need for a safety stop. Beautiful water, but not much to see. Few fish, probably due in part to enormous lionfish there; few living corals or sponges; quite boring. Met an instructor who'd flown all the way from Germany to Long Island--same result. Beautiful water, not much to see; pretty boring. Wouldn't bother to dive there again, unless I went with another operator. This operator was a 3-ring circus and something serious, experienced divers should avoid at all costs. Live and learn.
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