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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Evemarie Cottage in
Saba/Dutch West Indies

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Omar Hafez, CA, USA
Report Number 1339
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Phillipines, Bali, Madagascar, Christmas Island, Channel Islands, Monterey,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limit of 110 ft (due to Nitrox)  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Excellent staff at Sea Saba, Lynn runs a top notch dive operation.  They
really make you feel like you're in good hands.  The dive boat was never
over crowded (usually 4 divers plus crew).  Dive guides gave detailed
briefings before each dive, were aware of experience level of all divers. 
Kudos to Guy, Leeda, Alex, Bruno and Marcel.

What to see: lots of healthy corals and sponges, excellent macro life, and
of course the famous pinnacles of Saba.  Keep in mind that althought the
"Needle" is at 90ft, the "Eye of the Needle" is at
160ft, so you cannot dive through it.  Saw sharks, turtles, stingrays,
nudibranchs, eels, squid, scorpionfish and jellyfish.  Did not see any
seahorses, but they are out there.

Recommend staying in Winwardside, which is where we stayed.  The Evemarie
Cottage is right across from the Brigadoon (with tasty meals from chef
Michael), and within walking distance to the market.  Save a couple of days
for hiking in the rainforest.  It's well worth it.

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