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Dive Review of Small Hope Bay Lodge in
Bahamas/Andros Island

Small Hope Bay Lodge: "Superb", Nov, 2019,

by Eric Schroeder, KS, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11253 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 5 stars
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Comments Our ten day trip was arguably the most enjoyable trip that we have been on in over 40 yrs of diving. We were treated royally during our stay and within an hour of our arrival we felt as if we were members of the family. Jeff Birch, the owner, and his son Brian have perfected the art of customer service and every employee that we met shared the same sincere philosophy.

We had 3 dive masters; Dan, Dennis, and Kate during our 10 day stay. They were all consummate professionals and were very safety conscious. Our boat captain, Tonno was superb as well. As a bonus, they were extremely nice people and became good friends of ours during our stay. They were always eager to point out interesting critters and very agreeable to our dive site requests.


The shallow reef dives were somewhat disappointing at first, as the coral had taken some serious hi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Akumal, Chinchorro Bank, CA Channel Islands, Southwest Sulawesi (Wakatobi), Saba, St Barts,
Closest Airport Nassau Getting There 15 minute flight from Nassau on regional twin propeller plane

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Obey the DM's dive plan. Plans were custom tailored to diver's abilities and desires
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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