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Dive Review of Stuart Coves/Paradise Island Harbor Resort in

Stuart Coves/Paradise Island Harbor Resort, Dec, 2006,

by Terry Garland, Florida, USA . Report 3121.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments The 1st. day was good diving, sharks, eagle ray and lion fish (lots of pacific lionfish) and 35 minutes total dive time including safety stop. 2nd day both dives sucked and once again 35 minutes dive time. All dives are guided and held to less that decent dive times (I had some dives that I was forced back on the boat with 1800 psi) I am a Advanced open water instructor, including having trimix and cave certifications and still only 35 minutes dive time in 40 feet of water. The 3rd day was really cool 50-60 sharks being fed made for some really good pictures but once again, hurry up and get back on the boat, we got your money so who cares ($140 for a 2 tank shark dive, OUCH) I work hard for my money, next time I will do a little more research and find another company who appreciate and respects divers a little more for their ability. Stuart Coves is OK for beginners but I will not spend my time or money with them again.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Freeport Bahamas, Bonaire, Belize, Caymans, Costa Rica, Cozumel Mexico, Palau, Hawaii, Exumas, Florida Keys, N. Florida Caves
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77-78°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 35 minute dives, all guided, not to exceed 80 feet. I am a AOWI and it made no difference, treat everyone the same. Lots of sharks. Their rules SUCK
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments 2 of the boats had a rinse bin for cameras but on the shark feeding not even a bucket. The crew was good with camera treatment, but the company had no concern about my $7000 camera. They need to take some of that over priced dive fees and buy some decent rinse bins. They acted like the only camera that mattered was the staff photographers
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