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

Golden Rock Dive Center/old gin house, Jul, 2013,

by Michael Marmesh , FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7120.

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

Weather sunny Seas 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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Used my GoPro which requires little photog support ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments 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 available.
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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