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Dive Review of xanadu undersea adventures in
Bahamas/freeport/grand bahama

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by steve alldread, fl, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4030
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
75   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
divemaster suggested leaving the water with 500 to 1000psi in tank  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
lots of beautiful fish, good knowledge of knowing where to take an
underwater photography
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
the good was several things. the owner (raynerd lightbourne) was prompt to
reply to my email. i found his website doing an online search. we exchanged
a few emails assuring him i was serious about diving with him. he sent his
phone number in the email. when i arrived saturday afternoon, i called him
to confirm that he was picking me up the following morning. he was accurate
on his time arrival (745am). helped me load my dive gear and we continued
picking up other divers in the area. he verified my dive card, we filled
out the paperwork and went to the boat. tanks were already loaded,
divemaster arrived and gave us a briefing on where we would be diving. the
only thing he did NOT do was a roll call, only a head count. the divemaster
was knowledgeable about the dive site. the rates were in line with what i
pay here in florida area. the first two tanks were $70 usd. (i had my own
gear) the next two dives (following day) was $57 usd. visa credit/check
card is accepted, also cash. don't worry about money exchange in the
Bahamas, they welcome USD and the exchange is "dollar for
after the dive, he was happy to return us to our hotels. 
great service, good knowledge, friendly people. 
another thing the divemaster did NOT do was stay on the boat. USCG rules
require someone familiar with the boat operation to stay in the boat while
others dive. this being Bahamas, maybe that rule does not apply in their
if someone is looking for a relaxing vacation/getaway, i strongly encourage
grand bahama area and this dive shop. i will be returning to this country.
very peaceful, relaxing, good area
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