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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Orchid Cottage in

May, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Joseph Puglia, fl, USA
Report Number 720
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Bahamas, Carribean, Red Sea, Solomons, Palau, South Africa
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 Max, back with 500 watch computer  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
This was our second trip to Saba. It was better than we remembered.  The
pinacles were truly spectacular with great viz.  Nitrox, a must, increased
bottom time and added to the enjoyment.  The pinacles are deep.

Sightings included sharks, big rays, turtles and schools of jacks.  The
pinnacles had a large number of fish including schools of tangs feasting on
eggs, creating a purple cloud as they closed in.  There were some great
game fish sightings including a nice sized Wahoo!

The pinnacles made for pituresque descents and enjoyable touring.  The life
on the pinnacles is exciting.

Sea Saba does a great job.  Lynn leaves you wanting for nothing!  They have
great new boats that are comfortable, roomy and pretty quick.

The food on Saba has improved greatly!  There are a number of really good
restaurants.  Brigadoon leads the charge!  Chef Michael creates fantastic

Beth, at Dive Saba, set us up at the Orchid Cottage.  It was a beautiful
cottage overlooking the ocean in Windwardside.  The large porch was great
for afternoon lounging.  The cottage is part of Julianna's so we also had
the use of all the resorts amentities.

Saba continues to be one our favorites in the Carribean.

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