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Dive Review of Sunset Divers/Sunset Waters Beach Resort in

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Bob Sugarman, FL, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4840
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Fla Keys, Great Barrier Reef, Bonaire, Grand Turk, Cozumel, Miami,
FT. Lauderdale, Belize, Maya Riviera, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
78   to 80    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
one hour max, no depth limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
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):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
A wonderful week that we booked with Larry at  The dive
operation was first class.  Two boats are docked at the resort and were
clean, modern and fully equipped (except there were no heads aboard.)  The
crew was safety conscious and pointed out the location of the O2, fire
extinguisher, and life jackets at the start of each trip and took roll
calls after each dive.  Two divemasters were in the water on each dive, one
leading the group and one following, although divers were allowed to go off
on their own and dive their own profiles.  The group was led 25 minutes out
against very mild currents along sloping reefs at 50-70 feet and then 20
minutes at 35-45 feet back to the boat, where they returned to the boat so
they and the captain could help everyone aboard.  Divers were asked to be
back on the boat within an hour so the divers on the 2 morning boat dives
could be back at the resort by 12:30.  The crew set up and changed the
tanks and rinsed and hung the BCs and regs at the end of the trip.  We
rinsed the rest of our equipment and put it in baskets in the gear room
where we hung our wetsuits.  The divemasters were mature, attentive,
enthusiastic and repeated that we were on on vacation and there to enjoy
ourselves.  The dive operation offers everything you could want: a.m. and
p.m. boat dives, shore dives on the house reef, night dives, sunset cruise,
 nitrox, good rental equipment (and they comped the rental charges for the
day that American Airlines delayed our dive baggage), and even a special 2
dive morning trip to Watamula that we requested.  The corals are
magnificent -- the most abundant and healthiest hard corals we've seen in
years.  Don't miss the special trip (45 minutes on the bigger boat) to
Watamula, Curacao's biggest, most abundant and pristine reef.  There were
ample small fish, with a few turtles, rays, lobsters, octopus, and a nurse
shark.  The larger fish are caught and eaten by the locals, as the reef
area is not a marine reserve, so it's mostly small stuff. The all-inclusive
resort was a joy, situated on a small bay, with great views from the rooms
and a nice clean beach.  The resort is a little worn but everything was
clean, worked well, and the attitude of the staff was superb.  Everyone who
worked there was friendly, helpful, and went out of their way to fulfill
every need and request.  The food was plentiful, tasty, and varied, with
different themed dinners each night (seafood buffet, Italian night, BBQs)
with live entertainment a few nights.  The attitude and hospitality of the
dive and resort staff made the vacation truly a vacation.
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