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Dive Review of Aquanauts/True Blue Resort in
Grenada

Aquanauts/True Blue Resort, Feb, 2008,

by Paul Knollman, OR, USA ( 1 report). Report 3877.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the world - GBR, Tahiti, Fiji, Malasia, Thailand, Hawaii, Yap, Palau, Belize, Bonaire, Little Cayman, Turls & Caicos, Cocos Island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time of 50 mins or le4ss until we objected strongly and then we could dive our profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Handles cameras ,but no special arrangements under than water bucket on boats

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 2 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Aquanauts is good for beginners, not for experienced divers. We had to fight for most of our wishes or be considered as one of the group. We finally demanded to be separated from some newbees. Diving is okay pricewise. The best part of the trip was a snorkle trip with our wives. I never thought I would prefer snorkeling over diving, but it was true. Perhaps the wives made the difference. However, it is expensive $500 per 1/2 day boat. The highlight of the trip was a school of squid while snorkeling. No sharks seen (well a 3 foot nurse shark), but that does not count. No big fish. Wrecks good but no fish. Good growth on the newest wreck which went down in 2000. True Blue was not a good place to stay, very expensive for services, staff good in places. Food terrible. We ate one meal there and everything elsewhere. Owners were not present as far as we were concerned and charge 10% for tips to staff (I wonder if they see the money). So be careful. Driving is fun, but on the left side and small winding roads, so be careful - obtain insurance as wrecks appear above, as well as below the surface. All is all we ranked the trip as a C and expensive. We did have fun and laughed a lot at the inconveniences and lack of custoemr service. Stay elsewhere. Aquanauts is the best dive operation on the island, but not up to our standards elsewhere.
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