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Dive Review of aqua mania adventures/simpson bay resort in
St. Maarten

aqua mania adventures/simpson bay resort, Sep, 2013,

by richard broome, al, usa ( 1 report). Report 7387.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, palau, Truk Lagoon, Yap, Cayman Islands, Roatan, Belize, Bonaire, Bahamas, Cuba, Cozumel,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 65 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions There was some time limits of 45-50 minutes but after the dive master saw how we dove they were comfortable letting us go in 1st and get out last so as to let us dive more of our profile. Maximum depth was 72', with 65' being the norm. We always came up with air so we were satisfied with dive times.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments We aren't photographers but there was only a rinse bucket on the boat. There was tables at the dock to set up gear and cameras. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We had very good dive trip with great weather and mostly flat calm seas. We can't guarantee anything of course but, we saw sharks on all 10 dives along with turtles, barracudas, stingrays, morays, lionfish, scorpion fish and puffers. We dove wrecks and reefs and were pleasantly surprised how good the diving was. Much better than we expecte ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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