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Dive Review of Grand Bahama Scuba/Ocean Reef Yacht Club in
Bahamas/Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Scuba/Ocean Reef Yacht Club, Sep, 2014,

by David Schmitt, VA, US ( 1 report). Report 7773.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Fred and Melissa Riger have been diving and studying Grand Bahama reefs and eagerly sharing their observations and opinions with all those who care. Not surprisingly, they're certifying agents for PADI, NAUI, SSI and a few other technical diving associations. Dominic, the captain/dive leader, makes you feel safely and attentively cared for. The boat and crew can handle a dozen experienced divers, but it would be cozy. We dove in late September, and there were very few other divers - nice!. The Grand Bahama wrecks are wonderful. The Duncan is dimensionally interesting and pretty big, and the famous Theo is huge, a fun dive, and pretty deep. Most Bahama operations do their repair and renovation in late September, but Grand Bahama Scuba was ready to dive! The Ocean Reef Yacht Club, immediately adjacent to Grand Bahama Scuba, was very comfortable, very pleasant, but the restaurant was closed for renovation, so meals were in town. Excellent taxi service, excellent food and services, not inexpensive, but rewarding. I think this is an excellent dive operation and they provide an excellent dive experience. And so close to Florida, with commercial and excellent private aviation service for small or large planes.
Websites Grand Bahama Scuba   Ocean Reef Yacht Club

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Many Caribbean and Central American locations over many years.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions There were the customary remaining-pressure, time limits: ≥500lbs or 60min. Otherwise, according to your skill level.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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]
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