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Dive Review of None/Black Durgon Inn in

April, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Clay Coleman, LA, USA
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Report Number 4774
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Extensive Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Cayman, Roatan
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
The Black Durgon has a nice dive pier, a nice reef, and a rinse tank large
enough to accommodate a housed SLR with dual strobes. What more could one
ask for?
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
The Black Durgon is a small, inexpensive, quiet, quaint, friendly, and
relaxing place to stay and dive. Most guests are repeat visitors (this was
our 4th visit). The house dives are Small Wall (very nice) and Black Durgon
Reef (significant storm damage to the reef to a depth of 40'). 3 tanks
(either 80s or 63s) daily are included in the dive package, and tanks can
be dived on-site or taken anywhere on the island for shore dives. There is
no on-site compressor, boat, or restaurant. Accommodations are relatively
Spartan, private and very quiet--the antithesis of places like Buddy Dive
or Capt. Don's. The perfect place to relax and dive on your own schedule.
If a sighting of a pipefish excites you as much as sightings of large or
obvious sea life, then this is the place for you. Go with someone you like;
you might be the only ones there.
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By Robert Goodman in PA, US at Mar 08, 2013 15:42 EST  
Does anyone know whether Al(from New Jersey) runs the Black Durgon amymore?
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