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

March, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Mark F Ward, OR, US (1 report)
Report Number 7560
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Hawaii, Roatan, Bonaire, Cozumel, Belize, Florida Keys
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None, Golden Rock is all about what we want  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 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
5 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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The boat trips were so short, it hardly mattered, but Golden Rock had a
large water bin just for the one camera on board ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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This was our first visit to St. Eustatius (Statia for short).  Statia is
probably a lot like the rest of the Caribbean was 50 years ago:  No cruise
ships, almost no shopping, 1 grocery store, and a few restaurants, all
within walking distance of the hotels in Lower Town.
Of course, it was all about the diving for us, and Golden Rock did not
disappoint.  They dont just say it is all about what you want, they
really do make it all about the guests.  All dives are a short boat trip
away, out in the bay.  We always had a  ...
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By lymanduryea at Apr 14, 2014 11:43 EST  
What's with the ratings?????
By agcohio at Apr 14, 2014 15:30 EST  
Does one believe the rating or the commentary?
By eagleray at Apr 16, 2014 02:17 EST  
Ratings were entered incorrectly -- I was asked to correct them.  They're
correct now -- Dave Eagleray.
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