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

World of Watersports/Hilton, May, 2006,

by William Westman, VI, USA . Report 2479.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Virgin Islands, Bonaire, USA
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Surface with 500 psi. Stay with dive master. On some dives depth restrictions were stated at start of dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 2 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments 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 island.

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 asked.
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