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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Juliana's in
Saba

Sea Saba/Juliana's, Jun, 2009,

by Ronald Schmetzer, Florida, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4894.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Belize, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions NDL
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera bucket with salt water kept separate from masks.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Both the dive operation and the hotel were excellent. Sea Saba made our dinner reservations every day after telling us what specials were available that day. They also had lunch delivered to the boat for us the day we did three dives. We usually had four to six divers on a boat that could handle twenty. The package included all taxi trips to/from the harbor and almost everything else was easy walking distance from Juliana's. Visibility was poor by Saba standards but it did little to diminish the very healthy reefs and macro photography opportunities. The first dive of the day was a deep pinnacle followed by a shallower reef dive after a minimum one hour surface interval. Additional dives could be added the same day if desired. A night dive requires a minimum of four divers. Nitrox was a flat fee for the entire week. All dive sites are within 15 minutes of the dock and we frequently returned in between dives to pick up additional divers that didn't want to or weren't experienced enough to dive the deep pinnacles. I started the week with a 2mm shorty but put it away after finding 83 degree water. Hiking is widely available on the island and that's how we spent our off-gassing day.
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