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

July, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by John Davis, TN, US (2 reports)
"Great place to dive in the Caribbean"
Report Number 8660
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Truk, Yap, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Provo, Grand Turk, Salt
Cay, Nassau, Grand Bahamas, Abaco, Saba, Dominica, BVI, 
Florida Keys, Panama City, & various liveaboards
Closest Airport
St. Eustatius
Getting There
Atlanta to St. Maarten then
Winair to St. Eustatius

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We were allowed to dive our own profiles-someone from the shop dived with
us and would offer to lead if we wanted them to do so. However, we usually
let people like Glenn lead dives because they can point out things that
you'd never see otherwise.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 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
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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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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5 stars   
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I've been taking divers on dive trips for over 30 years and St. Eustatius
(Statia)was one of the best I can remember for avid divers. Glenn and
Michele Faires run one of the best dive operations in the Caribbean for my
money. They truly want to share their part of the underwater world with
their guests. They are very diver friendly and down to earth, going out of
their way to accommodate their guests.
As an underwater photographer ...
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