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Dive Review of Seafari Bahamas/Club Med San Salvador in
Bahamas/San Salvador

Seafari Bahamas/Club Med San Salvador: "Easy Breezy", Apr, 2015,

by Medea Isphording Bern, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 8565.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The diving in San Sal may be compromised after Hurricane Joachin, but we will return next year to support the diving operation. The crew at Seafari is professional, ecologically minded, and committed to ensuring that all divers at whatever level experience the majesty below the sea of their beloved island. Club Med used to operate the dive concession itself, and Jean Paul Morales has been there since that time as the chief of diving. Now, Seafari runs the operation with JP still at the helm. Many of the dive masters are local young people who grew up on San Sal or neighboring islands and who thus have a stake in preserving the reefs and in encouraging divers to respect and appreciate them so they will both return and spur their friends to do the same.
We always bring mask/snorkel/fins/wetsuit and use the on-site BCD/regulator/tanks. It's so easy. The facility offers a wet room so gear can be stowed for those who elect to dive multiple days. There is an on-site hyperbaric chamber as well (with weekly tours--very interesting) and as a PADI 5 Star, training is available. My son and I both earned our Rescue Diver designations at the Club.
Legend has it that San Sal is the first place Colombus made landfall back in the day. One of the dive sites is a nautilus-shaped monument to that historic event. Otherwise, dives vary from pinnacles of coral to sheer walls. Critters include bountiful reef sharks, hammerheads, rays, turtles and a famous pair of very friendly grouper. Fish are plentiful and colorful and lovely.
Websites Seafari Bahamas   Club Med San Salvador

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Society Islands, Australia, Florida, Galapagos
Closest Airport San Salvador Getting There club med charter from Ft. Lauderdale or Toronto, also flights from Paris and other Euro spots

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits enforced to level of training-130ft for advanced divers. Time limit 50-60 minutes depending on dive profile. No touch no take. One hour surface interval between dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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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