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Dive Review of Octopous Diving/Independant Operator in
St. Maarten

April, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Rodney and Robin Bosche', California, u
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4788
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Over 30 Islands
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
rainy  
Seas
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
78   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive Masters Profile.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Comments
Sally and Chris Davies run the Dive Shop. Sally is an expert underwater
Photo instructor. I took a very helpful 3 hour classroom  cource and then
an afternoon dive class with her. We still had over 15 days left for under
water practice. I felt much more comfortable after this class and believe I
made better photo decisions. I am still using film but this class will also
help me when I go digital.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Weather was not helpful, Lots of rain with only 40-50' visibility.
Main thing here is the dive operation which we really enjoyed. We did
several dives with them. Great young hard working owners and JP was a very
good dive master. Their shop is on the French side of the island in Grand
Case, where most of the better diving is. 
We encountered a very aggressive JACK about 30". He did not like us in
his space. I got some great shots of him coming right at us and had to use
the camera to keep him off. The others were using their fins to keep him
away (no contact was made) First time for us to have a fish that
aggressive.
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