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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Orchid Cottage in
Saba

Sea Saba/Orchid Cottage, May, 2003,

by Joseph Puglia, fl, USA . Report 720.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Florida, Bahamas, Carribean, Red Sea, Solomons, Palau, South Africa
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130 Max, back with 500 watch computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 dishes.

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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