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Dive Review of Brendal's Dive Center/Green Turtle Club in
Bahamas/Green Turtle Cay

Brendal's Dive Center/Green Turtle Club: "Good basic diving", Aug, 2015,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 69 reports with 26 Helpful votes). Report 8335.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was our 6th trip overall to Green Turtle Cay and diving with Brendal. The flights to Treasure Cay were ok, but a hassle coming back. Our rooms were on Turtle Point, duplexes which are privately owned and rented by the Green Turtle Club. The rooms were fine, with excellent service daily. We lost power one night,due to auto accident that knocked down a pole, so it got warm. The internet for our unit was out also, but we did have access at the Club. The food at the Club is fine, with superb conch chowder and conch salad. We ate several times downtown (12-14 minutes by golf cart ( a necessity)). Harvey's, MacIntosh's, Lizard Bar all were very good.
The diving was poor the first part of the week, with daily storms, but no control over that.The surge was no fun, but lessened later in the week. Brendal took us to several new sites, which were really excellent. The viz was 30-50 feet most of the time. There were reef sharks, turtles, and plenty of small critters. The fish life was good, and the reefs generally healthy, other than a good bit of red algae on several sites. The bottom times were generally 40-60 minutes and the deepest I went all week was 59'.
The boats are ok, with excellent help by Daniel and R.J., who helped Brendal with the work. The week finished with the traditional picnic, which included lobster, grouper, salad and lots of rum punch.
This is a good place for families, and good for new divers who have little experience. For advanced divers or those looking for adventure, this is just ok. We will likely return.

Websites Brendal's Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Australia, all over Caribbean;
Closest Airport Treasure Cay Getting There Columbia, SC to Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale via Delta. To Treasure Cay via Silver Airways. Water taxi to GTC.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Be back with 500#.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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