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Dive Review of carribbean explorer II in
Saba

June, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by mike foust, ca, US (3 reports)
Report Number 1069

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Reporter
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]

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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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