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Dive Review of Ecodive Barbados/Cruise in
Barbados

Ecodive Barbados/Cruise, Apr, 2006,

by Andy Kelly, MD, USA . Report 2448.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 0 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 0 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limit to 60 ft. agreed upon due to my sons age 15. We logged 57 and 52 minutes bottom time for two dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Andrew was very helpful in pointing out interesting critters for pictures.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Andrew runs a small dive boat, however, the lack of creature comforts is more than compensated by the fantastic service he and his crew offer. After a dive in the Carlise Bay Marine Park (we swam around 5 wrecks!) Andrew took time to explain what we had seen and the micro and macro view of the reefs. After a surface interval with homemade pastries and local juices we did a drift dive called Asta turtles, eels, baracuda, soft and hard coral. Upon returning to the dive shop our gear was rinsed for us and we were returned to the cruise ship pier. If your travel plans include Barbados consider using Ecodive Barbados. The relaxed customer focus Andrew provides is refreshing and provides for some fantastic diving.
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