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Dive Review of Triangle Divers/Grotto Bay Beach Hotel in
Bermuda/East end

Triangle Divers/Grotto Bay Beach Hotel, Jul, 2006,

by George T Felt, NH, United States . Report 2653.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving BVI's, Curacao, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Be back on the boat in 50 minutes or 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Grotto Bay Hotel provides convenient access to Triangle Dive operation and comfortable accommodations. Food and drink is expensive (breakfast: $22) but very good, and generally good service. Try the "Swizzle Inn" restaraunt next door for variety, and get the meal plan if you're staying for a while. Hotel is near airport (easy in, easy out) and busline, but otherwise distant from anything one might wish to do. Scooter rental is convenient and worthwhle unless you're OK with busses as your mainstay (they're very good - do get the extended bus pass). Taxis are always available, but long distances to destinations mean high transport costs. Triangle Divers is a well run operation with friendly and attentive staff. Graham is the captain and owner/operator of the shop - a very likeable and knowledgeable chap. Bring your own gear or rent whatever you need - the important stuff (all ScubaPro) is in good shape, but you should try to bring your own wetsuit and fins if possible (limited selection of rental gear). The boat is solid but slow, and has a marine head (but "try not use it..."). Staff changes tanks for you between dives - it's pretty much full service and well done. The dive destinations are somewhat limited by the range of the boat. I did two days of two-tank boat dives at good sites, then took a day off (they don't go out on Tues). Then I repeated the exact same sites again on the next two days. I rather enjoyed it, but some would object to the repetition. Talk to Graham before you go out if this would be a problem for you - he is honest and will tell you what the plan is (but as wind, weather, and boat may limit the available options you may have to choose between revisiting a site or skipping the dive action for a day). I chose to dive, and it was a good choice for me. Look for thousands of purple sea squirts on "The Dredger" - an unusual and lovely thing to see. Excellent and diverse coral, good swim-throughs, and interesting wrecks provided good entertainment on every trip. Boat can be a bit crowded, but not always - and well done even so. In all, a good operation and worth a visit.
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