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Dive Review of Bahama Divers in
Bahamas/Nassau

Bahama Divers, Apr, 2009,

by Michael S, MD, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 4731.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ??
Enforced diving restrictions Bottom time; depth limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A 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 [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments On a family trip to Nassau, I dove for two full days (3 tanks/day) with Bahama Divers. On the first day, my wife and kids - and many other folks - joined us on the afternoon boat for snorkeling; the second day, my older child (age 11) took the "resort course" in the morning and then joined us for the shallow (<30 ft) dive in the afternoon. Overall, the staff were friendly and professional. Making arrangements by phone and in person was very easy, and everything was as described/advertised.

A few things that people should be aware of:

(1) Bahama Divers only rents shorty wetsuits. This is the only option listed under rentals, so in that sense they're up front about this. Unfortunately, shorties were inadequate for many of the divers on my trips; e.g., the first day, I buddied with a diver who had been so cold the day before that he bought a full wetsuit for the next day, while another was so cold after our first dive that she couldn't dive her second tank. Some of the staff dove using shorties, but at least one dove with a full wetsuit over a full dive skin, while several others used full suits plus hoods. Given that - and the fact that a high fraction of their customers were using rental gear - I think it's unfortunate that the shop does not offer full wetsuits as a rental option. (I was using my own 3 mm full suit, plus a beanie on the deeper dives, and was comfortable.)

On the plus side, they did have kid-sized (shorty) wetsuits - and when they ran out of rentals, they took new suits from the dive shop and put kids in those.

(2) Nitrox is not available. Bahama Divers stated explicitly that nitrox is not available anywhere on the island, but I've since learned that the other main dive operator, Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas, does offer nitrox.

(3) Only AL80s and AL63s were available. On my trips, everybody was using AL80s. Standard fill was between 2700 and 2900 PSI.
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