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Dive Review of Saba Divers/Scout's Place in
Saba

Saba Divers/Scout's Place, Sep, 2005,

by Sally Mayeux, NM, USA . Report 1945.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Bahamas, Cozumel, Hawaii, Utila
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Diving Nitrox, so depth limits were enforced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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 [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Went with a group of 10 experienced divers. Within 24 hours, everyone at Scout's Place (hotel), Saba Divers (dive operation), and restaurant, all owned by Barbara and Wolfgang Tooten, knew each of our names. Hotel (13 rooms) was immaculate. Saba is deep diving, 80-100 feet on first dive of day, very little at less than 50 feet, so free Nitrox was used by all of us. Entire area around Saba is a marine park, with specified moorings; reef is healthy and fish often ignored divers. After the check-out dive, Divemasters (Rodney and Rachel) gave us option of staying with them underwater or exploring on our own. Both were very good at spotting little creatures. Mostly small fish, although we also saw nurse sharks and turtles. Excellent dive briefings before each dive. Gear was rinsed and set up by dive operation daily. Lunch on the boat between dives was fresh and filling (sandwiches, fruit, etc.). Dinner at restaurant well-prepared and varied. Weather was mostly sunny, hot and humid, with some overcast days and showers, causing occasional surface chop.
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