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Dive Review of Frontier Divers/Sandy Point Resort RCI in
Trinidad and Tobago

October, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Kris and Mark Ritchie, colo, USA
Report Number 2692
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Florida, California, Hawaii, Nassua and San Salvador Bahamas, Cayman and
Brac,Aruba, Los Roques Venezuela, Belize, Australia, Mexico, Cozumel,
Tobago, Bonne Terre Miss, Table Lake Branson, Homestead Utah, Blue Hole New
Mexico, Colo local lakes, Denver Aquarium  
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
500 pounds rule, keep dm in sight  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Frontier boat is open and small, but they gave me a bucket to keep my
camera in and rinse. Mostly I just packed it in a towel and had the captain
keep it under the driving console in a safe place. They handed it in to me
after backroll. No way to change film/batts until you go to beach for
lunch, so shooting digital saves that step between dive 1 and 2. Dives were
not deep so I shot every dive. If the waves are high and current is kicking
it can be a challenge to get back to the boat for your camera, I did wave
off the captain one dive because it was too hard for me. I had fun shooting
in Speyside especially. Very little current so could stop and DM went slow
and stop speed! No marathons, but no current to help you catch up the group
either. The DM understands photographer needs to go slow and it was no
stress for us, but we were a small private group of 4.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
Actually we had a wonderful time with these folks. We were somewhat
suprised at the laid back island time and late starts, You didn't meet at
the dive shop til 9 am. Therefore most dive days are 2 dives not 3. To get
to Speyside which is the more pristine diving it is 40 minutes by car, then
you go with a partner captain and your own DM. Diving on our side was
interesting, larger seas, not so much coral, more drift, lower vis,
haloclines. Divers Thirst and Dream would have been more fun with a
current,but it was relaxed with lots of time to down and look at things. We
heard stories of killer current, advanced dives but experienced none all
week. We loved Big Dougie who trains most all of the DMs and Instructors
and Lifegaurds on the island. His wife Kerry is very pleasant. They take
care of your gear and were quite suprised by our constant helping with gear
and loading. Alvin Douglas did take us for a discover local dive so we
could check our gear and get acclimated. Vis was awful but we made and hour
and ten minutes which was great fun. No nitrox. Lodging was a beautiful 3
bedroom full kitchen on the beach next to the bar - Fabulous. We had fun
here, also did the land tour one day into the rainforest. No shopping, some
restaurants, not too much nitelife.
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