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

Scubaqua Dive Center/Old Gin House: "A great dive shop in Statia", May, 2016,

by Paul Fitzpatrick, TX, US ( 2 reports). Report 8927.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving throughout Caribbean, Galapagos, Hawaii
Closest Airport Statia Getting There Fly from St Martin

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 81 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divers had to start for the surface at 750 psi or at no deco limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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 4 stars
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Comments Statia is different from most of the Caribbean in that there is no wall, just a gentle slope away from the island. Much of the coral has grown up on lava flows. The dives are not multi-level as a result; you stay at 60 feet or so for an entire dive before heading up. Nitrox is cri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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