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Dive Review of carribbean explorer II in
Saba

carribbean explorer II, Jun, 2003,

by mike foust, ca, US . Report 1069.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no solo diving; come back with 500 psi; no deeper than 130 feet; 5 scheduled dive times
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments e6 processing was supposed to be available, but was out of commission. other than that this was well accomodated.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments should have been more aware this was a macro trip; also to accomodate the docking in saba for this liveaboard they are installing a pier that will make the land tours easier.... unfortunately the dredging and after effects caused by this(and for months to come) turned what would have been 4 very good dives into dirt dives and nearly a waste of time.

the crew was generally very good, and the bad press the captain has been getting, Ian from England, misrepresented my experience.

there were many dives where there was an abundance of juvenile life, but you have to wonder where they go when the get bigger...

the island tours were well like by most on the boat.

diamond rock and man o war shoals were the best spots on this trip for sea life and vizability


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