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

April, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Steven Shapse Ph.D, MA, US
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Report Number 8238
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Grand Cayman & sister islands, St. Lucia, Belize, Curacao and
Closest Airport
Getting There
via SXM

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
While marine park rules required divers to be accompanied by a dive master,
the DMs allowed you to continue your dive until you or your buddy ran out
of air, or non-deco times were reached.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
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 Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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Boat only had buckets for cameras. No camera table. 
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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2 stars   
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What a delightful trip. Airport five minutes from hotel. Picked up by dive
shop and jumped into back of open truck with benches. This is the same
truck used to take all to the dive boat. Everything is no further away than
five minutes. Then again, St. Eustatius (Statia for shor
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Subscriber's Comments

By ram81vmi at Jun 07, 2015 09:57 EST  
Confirmed.  Wife and I did the same trip in March '15.  For us, Scubaqua is
THE BEST dive operator in the Caribbean!  Two couples run the fantastic
show with unmatched dedication and passion.  New custom boat.  New
tanks/valves put in service when we were there.  We had better vis.  The
Old Gin House was best hotel and most convenient to dive shop.  Wife found
blue beads as promised.  We loved DM Noortje! 

A&B of NYC
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