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Dive Review of Anchorage/Windjammer S/V Polynesia in
Dominica

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Sandra Walzer, CO, USA
Report Number 2803
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Bonaire, Grand Bahama, St. Maartin, Aruba, Curacao, Cabo San
Lucas, Kona
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
35   to 40    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 Foot limit  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  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
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
  First, if I were staying in Dominica, I would not dive with Anchorage. 
The catamaran, The Passion, was totally unsuited for divers in that it had
no platform to put on gear and enter the water from. Exiting the water was
equally difficult.  When we returned from our dive, there was water, but
not enough juice for everyone and no snacks.  The crew was amicable, but
seemed a bit disorganized.
  I was a passenger on Windjammer's Polynesia, which made the dive
arrangements.  There were quite a few divers on the ship and they did take
out small groups of divers in their motorized inflatable, and did some
shore dives. Due to the hurricanes, the waters were not particularly clear
anywhere in the West Indies.  There were a great many barrel and tube
sponges, sea fans and small fauna, but only small fish.  The dives were
pretty, but not spectacular.
  As for "Windjammin it," it is definately camping at sea. 
However, the food was good and the crew worked very hard to see that
everyone had a good time.
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