Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

Dive Review of Frontier Divers/Sand Point Beach Club in
Trinidad and Tobago/lowlands

Frontier Divers/Sand Point Beach Club, Mar, 2008,

by Bear Johnston, California, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 3970.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Florida, and California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Most dives were drift dives so all divers came to the surface together.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments All diving is done from small boats, Pangas. No rinse tanks for cameras. You back roll in and have crew hand you camera.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Overall, very pleased with the diving. Visability up north is better. Coral looks very healthy. Tons of fish to see and photography. All diving is done from small boats. Never was it crowded on the boats and never saw another dive boat at the same site. Drift diving is the norm. Currents can be very strong in the south. One dive, "flying reef", says it all. We were flying. Hard to take pictures because you could not kick hard enough to stay in one place. Dove with Frontier Divers. The owner, Big Dougie is a great guy. Looked after everyone's safety and made the diving fun. He bases his operation at the Sandy Point Beach Club. Very nice set up. Friendly staff, large rooms with full kitchens. We eat in three nights. Walking distance from the air port. Plane noise is not a problem. One word of warning. They dive on the left side of the road and most cars steer from the right hand side. Unless you plan on doing a ton of driving, it would be smarter and safer, to hire a driver. It was even cheaper.
Was this report helpful to you?
Bookmark and Share
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 38 dive reviews of Trinidad and Tobago and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Want to assemble your own collection of Trinidad and Tobago reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.19 seconds