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Dive Review of Saba Deep/rented a private cottage in
Saba

Saba Deep/rented a private cottage, Mar, 2011,

by Holly E Jones, MN, US ( 2 reports). Report 5947.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Belize, Honduras, Sulawesi, Yap, Palau, Galapagos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They gave a good dive briefing and allowed us to follow it -or not. Could go off on our own.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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
UW Photo Comments Did not do this trip.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Terrific Caribbean diving. Lots of fish, interesting geological formations (most of them coral-encrusted), very short trips to the dive sites. Saba Deep was great to dive with. Uncrowded, individualized attention (4-6 divers/trip), very flexible re: dive sites. The staff was competent, caring & listened as well as gave advice. Saba itself is also charming. It is not crowded. No beaches or cruise ships; tourists are primarily divers & hikers. We rented a cottage and cooked good meals. There are well-stocked grocery stores with reasonable prices. The island does, however, have fabulous restaurants -particularly Shear Water and Queen's Garden.
We'll be back. (Next time I'll bring a few sweaters ... can get a bit chilly at night.)
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