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Dive Review of Blue Waters Dive'n in
Trinidad and Tobago

February, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Daniel Spitzer MD, NY, US
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Blue Waters Dive'n (Tobago) Ups Its Game"
Report Number 8508 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Widely in the northern hemisphere
Closest Airport
Getting There
some flights direct to Tobago,
otherwise via Trinidad

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Reasonable dive profiles are allowed; computer usage is mandatory.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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My introduction to Blue Waters Diven  (BWDive) certainly was not
auspicious.  We had travelled well over 2000 miles, arriving fairly late
the previous night, so my buddies and I were eager to suit up early the
next morning.  The first non-frozen water we had seen in weeks beckoned,
and as competent divers, each with between 15 and 30 years of experience,
we expected few hassles.  

As I filled my Spare Air from a tank, Wayne Palmer, who runs the dive
operation, sauntered over. We dont use those here, and theyre
They explode, and anyway divers use them to extend their bottom time
dangerously, and we come up here at 600 pounds.  Besides which, the screw
you have there {pointing toward the pressure release valve on the fill
yoke} is not the original.

Indeed, the screw was not the original, since the day before departure I
realized it had been lost, so I had replaced it with a brass screw of the
same size and a small washer.  I had performed the engineering calculations
 the screw would be subjected to a maximum push-out pressure of 36 lbs,
which is a mere fraction of the safe working limit for that diameter and
metal.   It was perfectly functional, as I had already filled and breathed
down my Spare Air once to test it. And I had emailed the dive shop a photo
of the fill yoke the day before departure, asking if they had one, so he
knew perfectly well that I was going to bring my Spare Air down, and his
staff had not told me of this rule!   (And we wont even begin to describe
the hassles involved in bringing the empty thing through paranoid TSA
security!  Note  print out the TSA information sheet and hand it, and the
empty/unscrewed spare air to the guards.  Even then, hold your breath and
smile a lot)

But do they explode?  A Google search that evening revealed no cases that I
could document.   Anyway, I left the ill-fated Spare-Air behind on the
dock, figuring that things could only improve.

And improve they did.  Blue Waters Inn (BWInn) is set at the northeast
corner of Tobago, a verdant and in ma ...
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