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Dive Review of Little Bay Watersports & Dive Center/Oyster Bay Beach Resort in
St. Maarten

October, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Sheri Ray, TX, USA
Contributor   (12 reports)
Report Number 1421
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Saba, Utila, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, surge  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max 55 minutes; DM stayed close  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Fourth time to dive in St. Maarten. Within the last 2 years, certain areas
have been designated marine parks and permanent moorings have been
installed.  Their efforts are evident. Frenchman's reef is  abundant with
small soft coral; tiny purple barrel sponges; branching coral; and teeming
with fish, some eels, shark, baraccuda, rays, monster lobster. Carib Cargo
wreck had several large (5 foot) rays hanging about, lots of tangs, french
angels, cowfish, lizard fish, some eel, and coral. The Maze and the Bridge
had lots of schooling fish and the usual Caribbean fish. Little Bay
Watersports was a great dive operation! They took care of our gear and we
enjoyed their helpfulness with every aspect of the divers' needs.  They
picked us up at Oyster Bay and provided free taxi service to their shop. 
During dives, the less experienced divers were assigned to one DM, and the
more experienced were assigned to another DM.  Never more than 5 per DM.
Bobby, the owner, has been on the island for years and runs a good
operation. We'll definately dive with Little Bay Watersports again! 
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