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Dive Review of Sea Saba/N/A in

December, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by John Keith, UT, USA
Report Number 877
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea,Turks and Caicos,Cozumel,Cabo San Lucas,Canary Islands,Florida
Keys,Monterey CA
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
27   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No computer, so had to stay with divemasters  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 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
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Saba was very nice diving - as good as I have seen in the Caribbean
(although I have not been to Belize, Bonaire or some of the other touted
dive sites).  Very nice coral and lots of fish and critters (lobsters,
crabs, etc.).  We took the catamaran from St Maarten to Saba one morning (a
fairly rough ride even if the captain said it was relatively calm - more
than one person was sick) and dove a 2-tank boat dive that afternoon around
the pinnacle area (although not deep dives) with Sea Saba.  The next
morning we made one dive on the pinnacles (deep dive) and another at the
"hole in the corner."  The coral on all the dives was in really
fine condition with lots of fish.  This was as close to the Red Sea as we
have seen in the Caribbean.  On the dive on the pinnacle, we saw sharks
(one nurse shark and either one reef shark several times or several reef
sharks), lobsters, crabs, etc.  The divemasters were very good - attentive,
careful of the coral and sea life, and fun on deck. Lynn, the co-owner of
Sea Saba, was very helpful in the shop and fun to talk to. Juliana's was a
nice accomodation.  We had dinner at Brigadoon and would recommend it
highly (both the food and the people).  We WILL return to Saba.
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