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Dive Review of Golden Rock Dive Center/Old Gin House in
St. Eustatius

Golden Rock Dive Center/Old Gin House, Jan, 2003,

by Deb Swackhamer & David DeVault, MN, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 350.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean; Hawaii; Micronesia; Great Barrier Reef
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions depth, pressure
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We had a wonderful experience - met our expectations (from the recent SkinDiver magazine article) and then some. Glenn and Michele Faires of Golden Rock were warm, friendly, professional, and made sure we had great dives and great accomodations at the Old Gin House. They even arranged a quick trip over to Saba for us. The reef was pristine, and very rich in abundance and diversity - plus they have wall diving, wreck diving, reefs. Annouck and Benji are the dive instructors, and they were terrific - made you feel like family. A very personal trip, sometimes just us diving with one of the DM, and we always saw something special. We didn't find any blue beads, but one of the other divers on one dive found two beauties. Very laid back, but professional operation. The Old Gin House was elegant in a colonial fashion, terrific food and service, we felt very pampered. Exceptionally friendly local folks. Not much to do other than dive, but if you want exceptional caribbean diving at a small, friendly, out-of-the-way place - this is fabulous.
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