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Dive Review of Golden Rock Dive Center/old gin house in
St. Eustatius

July, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Marmesh , FL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7120
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]cocos, palau belize, roatan,dominica, grenada, caymans,
multiple bahamas locations, miami and florida keys 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
guided dive required though once they were familiar with skill level we
roamed a bit on our own.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
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Used my GoPro which requires little photog support
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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   A sign in one of the local shops said "Welcome to Statia set your
watch back 20 years." It's a small volcanic island with a population
of about 3300. No big chain hotels or cruise ships. Reminds you of the
Caribbean in the old days in good way. But cable TV and wifi are
   Statia has furthered my appreciation of marine parks and preserves {as
have those in Cocos, Palau, Belize and the Galapagos). There is a large
preserve area at each end of the island. This means fewer lionfish because
some of the fish large enough to eat them are still around. We saw nurse
sharks on several dives, turtles on many dives that made no effort to avoid
div ...
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