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Dive Review of Stuart Cove's/Orange Hill Beach Inn in
Bahamas/Nassau

Stuart Cove's/Orange Hill Beach Inn, Jul, 2009,

by Steve Meinhardt, MO, USA ( 2 reports). Report 4974.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, St.Lucia, Cozumel, Cancun, Key West, Key Largo, Exuma Islands.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We dove as a group on the first dive and then we could dive our own profile with or buddy on the second dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 I do not have a camera "YET".

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I spent two days diving with Stuart Cove's outfit and enjoyed every minute of it. Their bus picked me up on time both mornings at my hotel, every person wearing a pink company shirt said hello/good morning as you passed them, the gear store people were prompt with weights and other items and everyone was very friendly throughout the entire two days. I did 8 dives over two days and never felt uncomfortable with anyone there. My last two dives were the shark feed dive and I had a total blast. Note: if you do the shark dive make sure you have your trim weights "in/on" the BACK of your BCD so that you don't fall forward while kneeling over your rock in the "arena". I used my knee's to grip the rock and was then pretty comfortable during the dive.
I had a divemaster named "Viviann" for 4-5 dives and then Terri Harrison as the "shark wrangler" on the feeding dive and they were both very professional, informative and a joy to be around. While a couple of the dive boat were full I never had the "cattle car" feeling at all. All in all, I would dive with this company again if I ever get back to Nassau.
For more info on this trip please check my review on "Orange Hill Beach Inn" and sailing the "Cat Ppalu".
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