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Dive Review of Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Orange Hill Inn in
Bahamas/New Providence

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas/Orange Hill Inn: "Exceeded Expectations", Jun, 2014,

by David Lefever, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7935.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We booked this trip (including hotel) through Stuart Cove. After some initial confusion on their part (they sent us someone else's vouchers), logistics unfolded smoothly.

The primary purpose of the trip was the SC shark dive. We're not sure the extent to which we endorse open water feeding, but thought it appropriate to see it for ourselves. Though we're not sure where we now stand, we must note that SC conducted the dive professionally and safely. We very much enjoyed the dive, and the many sharks do indeed swim near (great video/pics!).

Also, SC is to be commended for professionally handling the large number of divers during our stay. On the last of our non-shark dives, the boats were filling up, and SC arranged for my wife and me and 3 other divers to go out on a smaller boat with one of their most senior DMs (and a fish ID geek!). We had one of our best reef dives ever (including two new sightings, which is rare after 200+ dives).

Finally, we stayed out the Orange Hill Inn. It is a little tired, but very reasonably priced, and very accomdating to divers. Since it's on the SC bus transport circuit, it was also very convenient.

Websites Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas   Orange Hill Inn

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Zanzibar, Bonaire, Cozumel, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Florida (Keys & West Palm), Hawaii
Closest Airport Nassau Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Time limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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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