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Dive Review of Caribbean Dive College in
St. Maarten

Caribbean Dive College, Oct, 2010,

by Richard E. Heath, SC, US ( 2 reports). Report 5748.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Azores;French Polynesia Islands(Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea);Grand Cayman;Bahamas;Puerto Morelos Mexico;US Virgins; FL Keys;
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 65 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with Dive Master
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
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
UW Photo Comments [None]

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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Michel, Kelly, Paul and Nicki were excellent in all aspects of the dive - Their shop is a little hard to find - located in Phillipsburg at Bobbys Marina - but worth the effort - Their focus on diver safety was impressive, with less than 10 total divers (including the 2 dive masters on a boat that could easily accommodate 20. Dive Masters took time to brief before every dive and required dive buddies to inspect each others equipment before entering the water. In over 38 years of diving I cannot recall any group requiring that safety procedure - The dive boat was extremely easy to enter and exit the water - could reenter with fins on - boat captain was helpful in getting on and off the boat - everyone very friendly and courteous

Saw numerous lobsters - one hole in the reef had over 13 - sting rays were found on every dive and the fly over by the occasional black fin shark and barracuda were a pleasure to observe

On any return trip to St Martin theirs would be the group to dive with
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