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Dive Review of blackbeard in
Bahamas

blackbeard, Oct, 2007,

by bob cottle, il, us . Report 3918.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving red sea, peru,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 4 dives a day max.i asked about a 5th one but they said no.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments fairly basic.your basic rinse tank.they had a monitor to show tapes.that was about it.nothing fancy.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments i had read my chapbooks b4 going on this trip.i had read that it was like camping out at sea.(not far from the truth.i had read that it was tight quarters.they were being kind.it was extremely tight.being 6'4",i found the entrances to the sleeping quarters and sometimes the entrance to the dining area/kitchen to be painfully short for me.banged my head more times than i care to remember.
overall,though,it was a good deal for the money and were it not for my height,i would not mind going back again.unfortunately i will probably be buried measuring 6' so will not subject my head to that treatment again.we took the weekend trip(4 days) which is perfect in terms of length of time.
food was nothing to write home about but was decent.the service was good and the crew friendly(as always there is always a wacko in the crowd but it just makes for a good time).if you've never done blackbeard,it certainly is worth trying it once.
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