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Dive Review of Blackbeard's -- Morning Star in
Bahamas/Exuma Cays

Blackbeard's -- Morning Star: "A good week out of the office", Feb, 2014,

by Dean Watt, ON, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 7978.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The crew welcomed me on the boat and helped people settle in. While space is a little cramped and conditions were more like camping, the low-cost of the trip made up for this. Manage your expectations accordingly. There wasn't much time for sitting around I did 18 of the 20 dives offered in the five days aboard. Food was plentiful and fresh, with fresh baked snacks or fresh fruit offered in between dives. Worth mentioning is that there is no rental gear on board so having functional equipment is a must when boarding, including a spare parts kit as a contingency. Overall I had a great experience and plan on going back.
Websites Blackbeard's -- Morning Star   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most of my diving is Fresh water, Great lakes wrecks and inland waters. Have done several Caribbean locations.
Closest Airport Nassau Getting There A taxi from the airport can get you to the dock

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 74-76°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most dives are shallower than 60 ft due to site but depths were limited to a maximum of 130ft on the wall dives.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Only a freshwater rinse tank and small platform for cameras. Most charging and organization happens in your small bunk.
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