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

Dive Safaris/Cruise ship, May, 2008,

by Bob R., Texas, USA . Report 4134.

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

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Notify when half tank left. Advise when 700 PSI left.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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