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Dive Review of Carib Dancer in
Bahamas/Tiger Beach

Carib Dancer: "Pretty Good Diving - Horrible Boat", May, 2015,

by David Marchese, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8289.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Bay Islands, Bahamas,
Fiji, Saba, Maldives, California, Revillagigedo, Cozumel, Midway, Kona,
Galapagos, Panama, Palau, Tahiti, Cocos, Tonga, PNG, Komodo, Sulawesi,
Holbox, Solomon Islands, Belize
Closest Airport Freeport Getting There Through Nassau

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most sites were very shallow, so we could pretty much do what we wanted and stay as long as we wanted.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Fairly large camera table with blow gun and charging stations. Big, but narrow rinse tank on stern. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We were on the Carib Dancer from May 13-23, 2015 for the 10-day Tiger Beach tour. I wasnt going to post a review because I trusted that our bad luck was truly an anomaly. However, upon reading Phil Johnstons review, I feel compelled to post my experience. Despite our reviews being nearly identical, Phil and I were not on the same voyage.


Upon arriving at the West End Hotel per the information packet, no one from the boat met us. We had to drag our bags ¼ mile over a gravel road to the boat. The A/C wasnt working in the ship upon arrival, and I was told that the crew was working on it. We spent the night at the dock, and didnt get to the first dive site until 3:00 PM on day 2. We assumed the late departure was to allow the crew to fix the A/C, but they never did fix it.

The water stopped working on day 2. As the toilet ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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