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

Golden Rock Dive Center/The Old Gin House, Mar, 2014,

by Mark F Ward, OR, US ( 1 report). Report 7560.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia, Hawaii, Roatan, Bonaire, Cozumel, Belize, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None, Golden Rock is all about what we want
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The boat trips were so short, it hardly mattered, but Golden Rock had a large water bin just for the one camera on board ... 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 4 stars
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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Lyman Duryea in KY, US at Apr 14, 2014 11:43 EST  
What's with the ratings?????
By Donn Ellerbrock in OH, US at Apr 14, 2014 15:30 EST  
Does one believe the rating or the commentary?
By Dave Eagleray in ZZ, ID 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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