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Dive Review of Caribbean Sea Sports/Marriott in

October, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Ms Lynda Durfee, VA, US
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Report Number 6296
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Hawaii (all islands), St. Marten, Saba, Statia, Bahamas, Palau,
Provo, Cozumel, Lake Tahoe, Key Largon
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 84    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your profile, up to 1 jr  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
CSS operations right at hotel.  I could see from my window.  Checkin for
morning dive boat at 8:30 am, with departure at 9 am.  Return about 12:30
most days.  Free shore diving on paid boat days.  Set up and change your
own tanks.  No head on boat. Staff friendly and will help if you ask.  One
day, I was the only diver, and they still took me out.  Reefs healthy, but
mostly smaller fish.  DM didn't rush, so there was plenty of time just to
hover and watch if you saw something interesting. House reef right in front
of shop with easy entry.  I had my own gear, but rental equipment was
fairly new, with Sherwood BCs.  Rinse and storage facilities at shop
(hangers for wet gear and storage lockers; bring your own lock; area gated
and locked at night. I was the only one for a night dive.  This is the off
season, but other than a few showers, pretty good weather.  I'd go back and
use CSS again.  Didn't see any other boats on any trips except for Mushroom
Forest and the tugboat.  Other than the tugboat, all dives were north of
the Marriott (i.e., north of town), and didn't have the algae found at
tugboat.  Mix of European and US divers, no cruise ship divers.
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