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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Flamboyant Cottage in

February, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Nico Conley, WA, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4737
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Cayman, Belize, Honduras, Grenadines, Tobago, Cozumel, Bonaire, Abaco,
Puerto Rico....
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
After hearing people raving about Saba on a trip to Belize, and deciding
that we wanted to try it, we called Dive Saba Travel for information on
renting a house and diving.  Beth was great - very personable - really took
time asking us questions to be able to make a suggestion on where we should
stay, and which dive operation to use.  She nailed in on the head with
Flamboyant Cottage/ Sea Saba combination.  Flamboyant Cottage was the
perfect location for our vacation on Saba  it was a cute little Saban
cottage that made the vacation special.  We were looking for someplace
quiet, relaxed and private; this cottage fit to the bill to a T.  Its
located in a private little community just a short walk from Windwardside 
close enough to town for an easy walk down to the grocery and restaurants,
but far enough away that we felt like we were in our own private retreat. 
The view from the front porch is to die for  looking out over the blue
Caribbean Sea with Statia, St. Kitts and Nevis in sight.  On our non-diving
days we kicked back by the private pool and sunned ourselves on the deck. 
It was quiet  no traffic, no noise, and hardly anyone around at all.  The
noisiest thing about the location was the tree frogs at night!  We cooked
in a few nights, the kitchen was well-equipped and had everything we needed
to put together good meals, though being on vacation the temptation to walk
into town to the restaurants usually got the better of us.  The reataurants
were amazingly good and reasonable - very surprising for such a small
island.  Another big surprise was Sea Saba.  We have dived all over the
world, and found Sea Saba to be one of the best we have ever encountered. 
From the greeting, to the gear handling (we never touched our gear after
the first day other than to put it on!)to Mel and Lynn's meeting us at the
taxi in the morning to tell us what restaurants were having specials that
evening and offering to make reservations for us while we were diving, to
the crew's friendliness, and ultimate professionalism.  The boat rides were
max 15 minutes, and every day, we were put on a boat that was uncrowded and
had us diving with people of our experience level.  We saw a little bit of
everything.  We are not photogs, but were with several on the boat who were
thrilled with the photo opps, and the facilities to review film and clean
cameras on board.  The pinnacles were in our top 10 dives ever, and we have
done close to 1000 each.  We couldn't recommend a destination or overall
experience more.  From the first phone call to Beth, to our ride back to
the airport with Garvis to go home, we felt like we were locals and friends
with everyone!  We already booked our trip back next year!  Don't wait to
try this gem.  


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