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Dive Review of The Dive Shop/rental house in
Barbados

The Dive Shop/rental house, Jul, 2007,

by Dean Parrish, WA, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 4366.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, and at home in Seattle area
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions After the dive master got to know us, we were able to dive our own profiles.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We dove out of The Dive Shop in Bridgetown. Haroon and the gang there were so nice. They picked us up every morning at our rental house and dropped us off every afternoon. Even on a trip to town, we got mixed up on the transit system and Haroon's wife drove us home. No problem.

There were 5 of us diving and we were able to basically tell them which dive sites we wanted to see and if the conditions were good we went there. We got our Wreck Cert there and they were so thorough and made sure we understood everything. The wreck Stavronikita is well worth the trip. It has tons of coral growth on it and lots of animals. Carlisle Bay is also great for wrecks. They have planted them there but there are about six of them and easy access with lots of growth. Barbados has a 3km reef and it is abundant with big fans, coral and lots of see life.

Surface intervals are made back at the dive shop and make sure you eat right outside their place at this little shack. The guys there makes the best fish sandwiches. All the locals eat there and it is priced reasonable.

Make sure you also dive Bottle Ground. This is where any old bottles you find, you get to keep.

Make sure you also see the sites on land. You can tour the whole island in one day and see everything.
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