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Dive Review of Saba Deep/The Gate House in

December, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Jeffrey Yagoda, NY, USA
Report Number 1529
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bahamas, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Saba Deep made diving very easy and enjoyable.  We never touched our
equipment.  They anticipated problems and had backups for everything. 
Short boat rides also made diving easy.  We dove for 6 days, usually 3
dives per day.  We were free to do what we wanted under the water, which
was great.  However, I would have liked the divemaster to point out some of
the more hidden treasures at each site.  Also, we were disappointed that
they really don't do night dives.  All the dive sites were in excellent
condition and the coral and fish life was plentiful.  On our last day, we
found a coralhead with 2 octopus looking out.  We got some great photos and
it was definately a highlight of the week.  Also, each dive site was
different than the next.  Topside, Saba is a mountain that arose out of the
ocean and its amazing that people can live here.  However, everyone we
spoke to, and every was very friendly, loved living here.
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