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Dive Review of Unique Sports/La Quinta Beach Resort in

Unique Sports/La Quinta Beach Resort, Jul, 2003,

by Stacy Dembitsky, SC, USA . Report 580.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments That the water was so cold - 79 on a 60 ft dive for 40+ min gets a bit chilly. That all dives would be guided - makes the divers bunch up, and lots of bumping ensued- can be a bit of a distraction. Dive leaders were good at finding interesting fish, but if I stopped to photo, lots of other divers did too, which ruined my shots. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The dive leaders were professional and helpful with any problems during the dives - unfortunately, some dives were so fast, I thought I was in a race. It was a different type of diving - one tank am, one tank pm - we are used to two tank am, and two tank pm. When questioned about this, we were told that Aruba isn't a diving destination, but a golf and cruise stop. Therefore, they make accomodations for the people that want to make one dive, then some sightseeing before shopping and reboarding ship. We didn't get cruisers on our boats, but a lot of operators do, so be watchful. I would recommend Unique Sports to anyone going to Aruba.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, North Carolina, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 79-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 25-50 Ft/ 8-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All dives were guided, so we were not in charge of any aspects other than returning to boat with more than 500 psi
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments The boat didn't have a camera table, however there was a cooler at the back of the boat supposedly for cameras, but lots of masks (along with the mask defogger) were in there also, so hold on to your own camera. Developing film on island is expensive, we brought ours home. This operator isn't really about photos, so it was about what we expected after having dove with operations that cater to photographers.
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