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Dive Review of Grand Bahama Scuba/Island Seas in
Bahamas/Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Scuba/Island Seas, Nov, 2012,

by Patricia A. Sinclair, LA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 7411.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stay with DM
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [None] ... 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 3 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 3 stars
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Comments Grand Bahama Island May 27 through June 2 2012.

I won’t bore anyone with the trip details going to Grand Bahama (and the body search I got – so undignified) or from (suffice it to say, thus far I have gotten 8K miles from AA, but the customer service department has yet to hear the entire story…and I will email them again requesting that they either call me or email me concerning the entire incident.

I arrived at the Island Seas Resort at about 10:30 AM. Needless to say, my room wasn’t ready yet (check in is around 3PM) – so I had time to kill. Put luggage in lock up area and got some lunch. I called Grand Bahama Scuba and spoke with Melinda about the chance of going out to dive that afternoon. She asked me to call back around noon and see if they were going out or not. I had forgotten about Beryl and what she had done to the seas in the general vicinity. When I called back, Melinda said they would not be going out that afternoon. In retrospect, I am sooooo glad that they did not go out on Sunday afternoon, I would have been beaten to death by the waves!

Monday morning, Melinda met me in front of the resort and drove me to the dive shop. There were several very young men in the van as well who were going diving with us that day. I did not take my camera into the water…don’t do that usually on the first dive or day of a trip – and in this case, it was extremely rough on the boat and in the water.
Dive 1 – Pygmy Caves, 70 fsw, 51 minutes. 3000 psi in, 1000 psi out. Water was cold at the end of the dive (79 F and I was wearing only a dive skin.) There was a pretty good current on this dive, but you could duck into the channels between coral heads and avoid it. There was a huge grouper hanging around right next to the mooring and he seemed to own that spot, since he never moved far from it. A second large grouper came by as well. Both were Black Groupers. 3 large lionfish on the site and they were unafraid of divers. I also saw Shy hamlets, grunts, damselfish ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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