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Dive Review of Sirius Dive Resort in

October, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Gordon W. Gribble, VT, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4934
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Keys, Mexico, Hawaii, Calif, Vermont, New Hampshire, extensive Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 45    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow the leader  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
The tiny island of Providencia belongs to Columbia, although it is
accessible from Panama City via San Andres island.  There were only two of
us at Sirius resort all week.  The resort is nice, clean, and  small, but
only breakfast is served:  a monotonous serving of scrambled eggs, bread,
jam, juice and coffee, and seconds only in coffee.  We had to hike nearly a
mile to find a decent restaurant ("Martin's Place, which is
excellent), or use the small motel restaurant next door on the beach.  A
small store a half mile away is available for snacks and beer. The resort
manager speaks very little English and some knowledge of Spanish is useful.
The rooms are large and nicely furnished (TV, air conditioner, safe), but
there is no hot water. Phone communication was erratic at best.  The dive
operation is primitive and it needs some work.  One dive was cancelled due
to insufficent gasoline for the two small boats, one of which disappeared
later in the week (stolen or sunk)!  Although it rained every day, once
hard enough to cancel an entire day of diving, the reefs are in excellent
condition with superb marine life.  With some work and planning, Sirius
could become an excellent dive resort, but, at present, it falls short.
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