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Dive Review of Small Hope Bay Lodge in
Bahamas/Andros

Small Hope Bay Lodge: "Small Hope Bay, a bucket list item success", May, 2018,

by Clem Clapp, AL, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10286.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mostly Caribbean
Closest Airport Fresh Creek/Andros Town Getting There Short hopper with LeAir Charter Services from Nassau. No problems.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Follow the leader on blue holes and swim throughs, other wise, buddy up. Safety conscious folks. On the boat with 500. Last diver up was always a dm. Perhaps a bit regimented for some but these folks have been at it since the late 60's. No nazi dms. lol
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None 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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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 After having my eye on Small Hope Bay for a number of years, we finally pushed the buttons to make it happen. My reluctance was due to previous unsatisfactory Bahamian diving experiences at Walker’s Cay, Harbor Island and New Providence. A friend suggested an out island experience and here we were.
Small Hope Bay’s mantra of “arrive a stranger but leave as a friend” was true in spades. Everyone from the taxi driver, to Anastasia and Nick from the office, to the kitchen folks, boat people and dms, owner , Jeff, and son, Brian, were so inviting and engaging. Although not overbearing at all ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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