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Dive Review of UNEXSO/Bell Channel Inn in
Bahamas/Lucaya

June, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Dan Clements, WA, US
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Report Number 5551
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Washington, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Galapagos, French
Polynesia, Marquesas,Oman, Bahamas, Mexico, Florida Keys.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
74   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
45   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time limits on dolphin and shark dives, diver limit on cave dive.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
Large rinse tanks on board and at docks. Plenty of room on boat for
equipment. The dolphin dive is a unique opportunity to photograph these
creatures up close and personal.

The shark dfeeding dive was good, but participants "sit" shoulder
to shoulder on the bottom, so it is a bit difficult if several divers have
large DSLR rigs.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
We were a group of six Seattle area divers/photographers who dove with
UNEXSO and Caribbean Divers. We had an outstanding time with both
operators, and the Bell Channel Inn was an unexpected plus.

The UNEXSO dolphin dive is spectacular. We made two of them. Just
wonderful! As noted above, the shark dive is good, but positioning can be a
bit of an issue. We also dove Ben's Cave (fresh and salt water), and this
was also very nice for photographers.

UNEXSO staff were outstanding, except for the still photographer on our
shark dive, which did not matter since we were all photographers.

The rest of our 10 days of reef and wreck diving were with Caribbean
Divers, which we also enjoyed. Everyone in our group wants to head back
next year!
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