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Dive Review of Blue Bubbles/Oyster Bay Beach Resort in
St. Maarten

November, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Sheri Guzick, TX, US
Contributor   (12 reports)
Report Number 6752
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Saba, Cozumel, Provodentiales, Salt Key, Utila, Aruba
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
5th year to dive with Blue Bubbles, a small very good operation, max 6
divers. DM's and Blue Bubbles owners are customer service focused. Will
dive with them again next year. Spotted eagle rays on several dives,
healthy schools, fans, soft/hard coral. Some surge and currents. Max depth
was 75 feet.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Small boat. Offered water bucket for cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Hurricane Sandy decreased the viz, but we still enjoyed the dives. Since
St. Maarten designated some areas a marine park several years ago, the
sharks have increased and we saw them on about 70% of the dives. Spotted
eagle rays on about 4 dives, saw 5 at once! Lots of healthy soft coral and
fans. While it's no Cozumel or Saba, we'll dive St. Maarten and with Blue
Bubbles again.
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