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Dive Review of Dive Grenada/Flamboyant in

February, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Don Beukers, CA, US
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Report Number 5811
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Truk, Palau, microneasia, Australia, Caribbean all over.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, surge  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
when you hit the bottom you were maxed out, about 100'  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
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):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
We booked online for a 11 day stay at the Flamboyant Hotel with 14 dives
with the on site Dive Grenada. 
Because we traveled from the West coast we had to overnight in San Juan
Puerto Rico. Rather than just overnight, we stayed two nights to take in
some of the sights of the San Juan area.
We caught American Airlines Express from San Juan (leaves at 7:30 PM) to
St. Georges, Grenada and took a taxi to the hotel, got our room assignments
and unpacked our luggage. The next morning we went down to the dive shop
and met with Helen to arrange for our diving. Normally they go out at
approx. 8:30 AM for the morning dives but she waited for us to arrive and
we left about 9:30 for out first two dives of the week. 
Dive Grenada is very hospitable and friendly, their dive masters, boat
captain and all that work in the shop were very very nice. I dont believe
we had more than 8 divers plus 2 dive masters on any boat  during the next
week. The dive sites were about 10 minutes away from the dive shop. We
would leave our weights in the boat but take out BCDs with tank and wade
on to the beach and into the dive shop area. After stripping the BCDs from
the tank, we would wash the equipment and hang it to dry (the shop would
remove the gear from the drying area and put it in a locked area with the
compressor and filled tanks for the next day).
Back to the room for a shower and then in our rented van (there were 6 of
us on the trip) for a drive to a location for lunch. The food at the
Flamboyant was so so and we decided that going out was better, there by
allowing us to sample some of the various restaurants in  the area. We
located a couple of places that had a reasonable dinner with service that
we appreciated. The others did not seem to care since the service charge is
already added to the bill.
In the 10 days we were there, we did 14 dives some in strong currents some
in no current. We got 2 wrecks but they were nothing if you have been to
Truk Lagoon. One dive was on the location where Phil placed some statues of
people doing different things. Located in about 25 feet of water, some of
the statues were damaged due to storms, etc., but had some fish life in the
area including a resident 4 inch sea horse.
My wife had a incident wherein the dive master, Neal helped her do an
emergency accent, get in the boat and gave her oxygen, not knowing what
caused her the problem at 90 feet.
Helen, is a medical doctor and suggested we take my wife to the clinic for
further examination. She gave us the name of the doctor (also a diver) and
he admitted her to the hospital for 4 hours of observation and an IV, then
released her. She felt good enough to go to dinner with the group that
evening. Still unknown as to what caused the problem.
All in all, it was a great trip, but, I dont think I would go to Grenada
for a second time.
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