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Dive Review of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Atlantis-The Reef in

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Atlantis-The Reef, Feb, 2013,

by Elizabeth Sippl, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 6898.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Location of dive shop is not in commercial area although boats are moored in small inlet at dive shop, so although travel to dive shop on land (by dive operator's courtesy buses) take 35-45 minutes from most hotels, the dive sites are only 5-10 minutes by boat, and you can load boat directly from dive shop. IMO-operations are geared to MANY divers and snorkelers as well as underwater sub operations, not necessarily the individual marine life. I would say dive operation is more of a MONEY MAKING MACHINE as compared to a 'dive shop'. All dives booked in advance are NON-REFUNDABLE (within 15 days of the dives). They rent equipment in good condition and seem to maintain it well. Many people used SC's equipment and did not bring their own.

SC is the main operator, by another subsidiary (Blue Adventures) of all the diving and underwater activities at the VERY large Atlantis resort nearby. We chose 4 days of 2 tank afternoon dives including the shark feeding dive. Only on Day 4 did I see a wall with real coral. The other 3 days, including the shark feeding, was shallow diving with sandy bottoms and wrecks-which had not been in the water very long. Good diving for newer divers like my teenagers. Not very interesting for experienced divers.

Previous reviews by other writers are still accurate, in my opinion.
Websites Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving CA: Channel Islands & Monterey; HI: Kona, Kauai, Maui; Fiji, Rangiroa, Cayman, Great Barrier Reef, Mauritius, Costa Rica, Belize, Galapagos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 72-74°F / 22-23°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions short bottom times
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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]
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