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Dive Review of Anchorage Hotel &Dive Center in

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Dave Andel, IL, USA
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Report Number 2698
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Curacao, Little Cayman, Grand Turk
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Check out dives, recreational dive limits. Come up with 500psi Once the
dive masters got a feel of our groups they would let you stay in the water
up to 60 min.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Camera bucket (old cooler) on board boat, cleaned out every day.  DM or
Captain would hand your camera to you after you splashed in.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Dominica is a great destination.  As you approach the island it looks like
your going to a set of Jurassic Park.  The spiral approach was one of the
best thrill rides I've been on! It take a few hours to drive over the
mountains to get to Roseau.  The taxi will take you to a grocery if asked
before or after you check in.  When getting into a taxi to go into town
always ask what the fare is per person.  The set-up for the Anchorage Dive
Center was very easy.  Boats pulled up to the dock right in front of the
resort.  No lugging tanks and equipment. DM's and staff had everything on
the boat ready to go. Started the week using Miser's Dream a 60' Cat, more
room than any boat we have been on.  We would average 16-20 divers a day. 
Our group had 14.  By the end of the week we were on the Passion a 75'
sailing Cat.  Great for surface intervals, just lay out on the netting. 
Between dives water or juice was available, after the last dive rum punch!
The diving was great.  Best site was Champaign, alot of small critters, the
coral was in great shape.  This is the first island we have been to that
there is as much to do above water as below.  Mountains, rivers,
waterfalls, wildlife, and rainforest.  Your afternoons can fill up quickly,
take time to go to Ti Tou Gourge, Trafalgar Falls and the Indian River
(were parts of Pirates of the Caribbean II and III we filmed.
The resort was basic.  If you want a larger room get the Oceanfront Rooms,
Poolside and Standard rooms are SMALL.  Rooms are spartan.  Daily maid
service, beds made, fresh towels daily and room cleaned.  Restaurant basic
fare.  Breakfast was filling, ate two dinners there before we ventured out.
 Great restarant in Roseau, La Robe Creole, the Green Flash is with-in
walking distance from Anchorage. It rained the night before we left and
America cancelled our morning flight.  Ended up staying the night Theona's
Courtyard, before we could get a flight off the island.
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