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Dive Review of Shoal Bay Divers/KU in
Anguilla

Shoal Bay Divers/KU, Dec, 2008,

by David Hutchison, ME, USA ( 1 report). Report 4597.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Nova Scotia, Maine, Massachussetts, Rhode Island, Florida Keys, Bahamas, British & US Virgin Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao, Grand Caymen, St. Martin.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 80 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 35 to 45 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dove only once with these people and it was only the divemaster and myself. Profile was pretty much dictated by the choice of the site which seemed to be dictated by weather and closeness to home base of operator
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Anguilla is a beautiful Island with mostly extremely friendly and helpful people. The exception I found to this was Shoal Bay Divers, who as a group, were the most uncomminicative, least informative, least friendly and most disinterested bunch of "dive professionals" that I have ever had the misfortune to encounter.

While conditions were rough and diving on Anguilla during December may not be the best, I would have definitly tried some more dives had my experience with Shoal Bay Divers been different.
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