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Dive Review of Indigo Divers/Jolly Harbor in
Antigua

Indigo Divers/Jolly Harbor, Oct, 2013,

by Mark A. Magers, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 23 Helpful votes). Report 7208.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We were on our way to Montserrat and decided to spend a few days in Antigua since we had never been, in spite of trips to over 20 Caribbean islands. The Undercurrent knock on Antigua (forgettable diving) is in our opinion, after admittedly only 4 dives, too harsh.

Indigo goes out if Jolly Harbor, a sort of planned community from 20+ years ago that seems to have had jollier days (to be fair we were there in off season and the sailing crowds don't show up for a few more weeks). Boat looked like it could handle 8 or so divers though we never had more than 5. Crew is very helpful and Multi-lingual (English,German, French, etc). We were the only Americans. No nitrox.

Fish life was good to very good, with a lot of swarms of very small guys reminiscent of GBR. Coral was "coming back ", there was a lot if good structure albeit gray and dead with plenty growing again on the coral rubble. We asked they said hurricanes 20 years back had caused much of the rubble. The soft corals were very healthy and abundant. Sponges were in good shape, though no barrels over a foot diameter. A couple of small reef sharks and the biggest nurse shark we have seen (FWIW) .

Decent amount of surge and some current & surface chop. Vis was disappointing, if this is normal then the needle moves toward "not so great " (but not forgettable!)

Topside we didn't have a lot of time to explore but Roti King in St. John's is worth the drive. The Epicurean grocery in JH was excellent if you eat in, and they do have Havana Club if you care.

So it isn't Bonaire or Cayman Brac or Dominica, but it is not "forgettable " either.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, GBR, all Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-50 Ft/ 3-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive led by DM
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments We do not do UWP, that said no rinse tanks for cameras on board
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