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Dive Review of Robert's Grove "The Inn" in

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Kerri Conatser, OK, US (1 report)
Report Number 4048
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Grand Turk, Cozumel, Cayman Brac, Maui
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
All dives were drift and the only really inforced restriction was that you
have only 500 lbs of air left before going to surface.  The dive masters we
somewhat inattentive to the divers, especially the divers with minimal
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
No dunk tank or fresh water available on dive boat
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
2 stars    
Traveled to Placencia/Robert's for a Belize medical mission and a
continuing medical education program with the Kirksville College of
Osteopathic Medicine.  The college had previous history of problems with
this resort and had written them off; although, becuse of location near the
medical mission the college gave the resort "one more try". 
After this experience they have vowed NOT to return.  All participants had
difficulties with their charges.
    At best the dive operation was marginal.  Because of "Whale
Shark" season (that they provided a large boat for a mix of approx 30
snorklers and divers at a time) the non-whale shark divers were afforder
little attention.  All regular dives were 45-60 minutes, on rough seas,
away from the dive shop. All dives were drift.  There is a $40/person
charge for use of the "National Parks".  Also, upon our departure
the dive operation attempted to add an additional charge because of the
recent increase in fuel prices (eventhough we had booked and paid for a
dive package a month prior).
   The night dive was a awful.  It too was a drift dive.  No glow sticks or
other equipment lighting was provided.  For those divers who did not have
their own lights - the dive operation only provided a single, small light
source.  Because of the drift the dive boat almost went ashore -- that lead
to an extended wait in the dark, rough waters looking for a boat with NO
lights.  Most problematic was that the dive boat had NO running lights (or
lights of any kind).  When approaching the channels close to the dive shop
the Dive Master took off a stobe from his dive gear and held it up so that
the boat would have some sort of lighting.  It was frightening.
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