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Dive Review of West Side Scuba in
Barbados

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Chuck Oman, MA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4017
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Polynesia, New England
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
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
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Have dived with West Side Scuba four times in past five years.  Originally
a well run operation, going to some nice dive spots, but they only have one
boat. I have the impression the owner isn't reinvesting, and the DMs seem
not quite as good as formerly.  Last two visits my rental BCs were
shopworn, and this time our group of five showed up, but didn't get to dive
- the boat's engine wouldn't start, even after an hour battery charge.  We
wasted a morning.  Will read further reviews carefully before diving with
them again.
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