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Dive Review of Aquanauts Dive Center in

July, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Tripp Jones, SC, USA
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Report Number 4237
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas,Turks and Caicos, Truk,Cozumel,Bonaire,Curacao,St. Lucia,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, surge, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Computer diving, nitrox  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
This was the second "Mystery" trip for our dive shop, Wateree
Dive Center in Columbia, SC, and none of us (22) had ever been to Grenada.
Going through Montego Bay  and Kingston Airports is like having a root
canal without anywone considering an anesthetic. I now know why it is
called Jamaican "jerk" sauce. Once landing in Grenada, the
airport personell and immigration were good compared to most carribean
points of entry. 

True Blue Bay Resort is a pretty, clean and well run operation. The rooms
were very clean and the restaurant on site,the Dodgery Dock, was
acceptable. The continental breakfast was included in our package and was

Aquanauts is a well run operation. The boats were clean, the nitrox was
consistent and the crew, by and large, was good. Paul and Bruce are
experienced and run a good operation. Some ancillary crew needed some
encouragement, but in a day or two, they stepped up as instructed.

The diving was poor the first two days, with one dive being a drift dive,
with poor viz. Two wrecks, the Veronica L and Shakem were OK, and no
current on them. 

On day #3, we dived the Bianca C. Paul went down, tied a line to the wreck
at about 117 feet and we went down the line. I had read that there was a
lot of current, but we had none down to the wreck and none on the wreck.
Viz was about 50 feet on the wreck and was interesting, especially with the
size of the wreck. Leaving the wreck, we saw 3 large spotted eagle rays on
way to a reef. 

The reefs were generally good and Shark Reef, and Flamingo Bay were really
good, with several octopi (good size), green,chain,spotted and golden
morays, and most everything we usually see. 

Our group took an island tour and this was really nice. I certainly would
not drive the across island rainforest road myself. It is beautiful, but
I'll leave the driving to a local tour guide.

I would go out to eat in the evenings, and no better place than the
"Beach House" and ate one night at "Patrick's" which
was an experience, but the food was local, plentiful and quite delicious.
Bugsy, the boat captain, set this up for us.

One nice thing about Grenada is that the people were extremely friendly,
probably as nice as anyone we've met in the Carribean. 

All in all, I would like to go back to Grenada and stay again at the True
Blue and dive with Aquanauts. It really is an undiscovered jewel in the
Carribean. We were told that American Airlines will start a direct flight
from Miami to Grenada in November, and if true, that is a major
"plus" by not having to go through Jamaica.

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