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Dive Review of Blue Water Divers & Watersports/The Pink Beach Club in

May, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Charlie Killam, NH, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6605
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
New Hampshire, Florida, Puerto Rico, Belize, Honduras, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The dive profile was a visible area around each wreck dive site. The
captain suggested following the divemaster, but not straying too far from
the dive boat. The depth of each dive site was no greater than 55 feet, so
we were only limited by the 500 psi required when returning to the dive
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
As I am not an underwater photographer, I can only state my observations
from my day of diving. The rinse barrel on board the dive boat was small.
The camera rigs that my fellow divers brought had no problem fitting in the
barrel, however if several large rigs were present this set-up would not
have been acceptable.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
As this trip to Bermuda was my first and an anniversary holiday, I planned
for one two-tank dive day out of the four we were on the islands. My wife
is a non-diver, so the rest of the time was spent relaxing with her. We
highly recommend The Pink beach resort, even though it is a 45-minute taxi
ride to Somerset Bridge and the chosen dive operations.

I reviewed all the entries on and then contacted Blue
Water Divers & Watersports [] which has been operating
in the islands for 30+ years. The reservation process and prepayment policy
guaranteed a spot on their dive boat, Tsunami. She is 7 year old Newton
Dive Special, around 36 feet long, powered by one inboard diesel engine.
Our captain that day was On Drej, a very capable and knowledgeable
navigator/helmsman as well as chief divemaster. The remaining crew were
Marx, a South-African dive instructor and Stassia, a Russian/Bermudian

Prior to departing from Somerset Bridge, On Drej gave a complete briefing
of the dive boat, facilities, and safety requirements. At each of the two
dive sites, On Drej provided a complete and comprehensible briefing and
history of the wreck site.

The wrecks chosen were a 1800s wreck carrying milestones which were
scattered all over the wreck site and The Airplane, a 1963 crash site of a
USA military B-29. My buddy, Juergen, and I covered then entire site on
each dive where he took photographs for his pregnant wife on board the dive
boat. As an aerospace professional, I thoroughly enjoyed the Airplane wreck
as there is still much remaining of the aircraft from 1963.
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By pflynn at Oct 27, 2013 21:23 EST  
Thanks.  Very helpful.  I live in DC and am curious.
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