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Dive Review of Riding Rock Inn in
Bahamas/San Salvador

Riding Rock Inn, Aug, 2009,

by John A Bowers, Florida, United States ( 1 report). Report 5007.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Hawaii, Florida Keys, Nexton Cay Sal, Belize and throughout Bahamas.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 130 to 160 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The first dive usually was deep (125 -140 ft), second morning dive was under 80 ft and the third afternoon dive the same. All divers were required to have dive computers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 1 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 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]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments For my birthday, I treated myself and family to one of my favorite dive spots. This was my sixth trip to San Sal which was documented by a piece of painted driftwood in the bar. This island has the most beautiful water in the world. The diving was spectacular as always. Every dive at San Sal is special and unique. Unreal cuts and chimneys with spectacular visibility. These dive sites will stay in your mind forever. Sharks (Hammers), turtles, large friendly groupers and lion fish were with us on every dive. The dive boats and guides were top notch. The guides left you alone to do your thing while at the same time keeping an eye out for any novice who needed help getting comfortable. The boats were perfect size, open with lots of shade. The resort was like it always has been, a diving dude ranch. The rooms were cold with satellite TV and a fridge. The food was good but nothing gourmet. The Driftwood Bar has been a favorite of divers for 20 years. The best thing I can say about Riding Rock is their friendly staff. Everyone was wonderful. I've been there six times and I am planning on returning again and again.
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