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

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Steve Meinhardt, MO, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4974
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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

Water Temp
  to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
I do not have a camera "YET".
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
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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