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Dive Review of Stuart Coves/Paradise Island Harbor Resort in

December, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Terry Garland, Florida, USA
Report Number 3121
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Freeport Bahamas, Bonaire, Belize, Caymans, Costa Rica, Cozumel Mexico,
Palau, Hawaii, Exumas, Florida Keys, N. Florida Caves
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
35 minute dives, all guided, not to exceed 80 feet. I am a AOWI and it made
no difference, treat everyone the same. Lots of sharks. Their rules SUCK  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 of the boats had a rinse bin for cameras but on the shark feeding not
even a bucket. The crew was good with camera treatment, but the company had
no concern about my $7000 camera. They need to take some of that over
priced dive fees and buy some decent rinse bins. They acted like the only
camera that mattered was the staff photographers
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
1 stars    
The 1st. day was good diving, sharks, eagle ray and lion fish (lots of
pacific lionfish) and 35 minutes total dive time including safety stop. 2nd
day both dives sucked and once again 35 minutes dive time. All dives are
guided and held to less that decent dive times (I had some dives that I was
forced back on the boat with 1800 psi) I am a Advanced open water
instructor, including having trimix and cave certifications and still only
35 minutes dive time in 40 feet of water. The 3rd day was really cool 50-60
sharks being fed made for some really good pictures but once again, hurry
up and get back on the boat, we got your money so who cares ($140 for a 2
tank shark dive, OUCH) I work hard for my money, next time I will do a
little more research and find another company who appreciate and respects
divers a little more for their ability. Stuart Coves is OK for beginners
but I will not spend my time or money with them again.
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