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Dive Review of Dive Safaris/Cruise ship in
St. Maarten

May, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Bob R., Texas, USA
Report Number 4134
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Roatan, Aruba, Grand Cayman, USVI, Grenada, Puerto Vallarta, Gulf
of Mexico, Florida Keys, Bermuda, Channel Islands, Hawaii 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Notify when half tank left.  Advise when 700 PSI left.
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Boat had a mop bucket of fresh water for "special gear".  It
would not have accomodated a large camera set up. I did not have a camera
and do not know if anyone asked for anything different.  No seperate camera
table.  There was one small digital without strobes in use.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
The dive operator was very good.  They have their dive shop close to the
cuise ship docks.  They picked us up at the water taxi dock.  Staff was
friendly, attended to divers needs to set up and get situated on the boat. 
Good dive briefing.  We had a mixture of various experience levels of
divers.  Two divemasters for 8 divers.  We were seperated into two groups
of 4 and a divemaster.  Dive master pointed out various artifacts from the
wrecked British frigate we dove.  Pretty much let us do what we wanted. 
Pointed out several lobster and crabs.  Dive boat crew and divemasters very
friendly and helpful.  Good dive briefing for each site.  We dove on two
sites (Big Mama and HMS Proselyte).

If you are a photographer, you may want to inquire if they have larger
containers of fresh water to flush your camera that can be carried on the
boat.  When we arrived back at the dock after the dives, they had a fresh
water shower and two large rinsing tanks for your gear.

We enjoyed our dives with them and they were easy to deal with online. 
When we return, we will dive with them again.
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