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Dive Review of Sunset Divers/Sunset Waters Resort in

May, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Sherrie Barker, OR, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 4085
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Cozumel, Bay Islands, Fiji, Cabo, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
One hour max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Designated rinse tanks on the boat and at the dive shop. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
We had a mixed bag of dive conditions, from heavy chop to total calm. Only
one dive was truly a drift, most had little or no current and we could take
our time to look around. 

Almost every dive had at least one large spotted drum and some eels. There
were large schools of smaller fish, and one hammerhead was spotted. The
variety of fish and reef critters was awesome. If you have a fish i.d.
book, take it with you - you'll see species you may never have seen
anywhere else.

Even better, though, were the amazing coral formations on practically every
site. Watamula was one of the most incredible experiences we've had in the
water. Seeing the Mushroom Forest the next day was quite a contrast. 

Sunset Divers is a top notch operation, with two boats and a full dive
shop. We had 17 on the boat, which was a little crowded, but manageable. 

I would hope that photographers will take special care to respect the reef
and the coral formations. Some on this trip did not.

Sunset Waters Resort is involved with the Lee's Reef Project, working with
area school children to educate them about the amazing place they live. The
entire Resort staff goes out of their way to make your stay a good one. A
day trip to the Ostrich Farm is recommended as is a half-day in Willemsted.
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