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Dive Review of World of Watersports/Hilton in
Trinidad and Tobago/Tobago

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by William Westman, VI, USA
Report Number 2479
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Virgin Islands, Bonaire, USA
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Surface with 500 psi.  Stay with dive master.  On some dives depth
restrictions were stated at start of dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
No dip or rinse tanks on either of the boats used for diving.  Boat crew
was helpful with retrieving equipment and placed cameras in a secure
location for later retrieval.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
2 stars    
The diving on the south end of the island was hampered by poor visibility. 
Diving in Speyside, which advertised bigger fish and better vis required a
one hour drive (which never left on time).  And the dives cost $25.00
extra.  Had I known that I would have used a dive shop in Speyside or
Charlottesville, rented a car and done more dives on the north end of the

Neither dive boat used had adequate safety equipment.  There was no oxygen
or adequate first aid kits.  There was no rinse tanks or fresh water
available.  The first boat has a igloo for drinking water that had dirt and
sand in the water.  The second boat had no ladder and no easy or
comfortable way to re-board the boat.

The staff was friendly and DM Marvin was very patient, informative and
helpful.  But Marvin really needs a new wetsuit.

The Hilton hotel shows the lack of maintenance everywhere.  Rusting
fixtures, no working ice machines on our floor.  Elevators that are out of
order, etc.  But the staff was friendly and very helpful.  When we asked
about where a working ice machine was, they brought us ice without being
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