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Dive Review of The Juliet Sailing and Fiving in
Bahamas/Bimini Islands

The Juliet Sailing and Fiving: "Amen - The Juliet is Back!", Oct, 2014,

by George Constantino, AK, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8075.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Juliet had offered divers a great diving for a great price for many years but the owner need a sabbatical for a couple of years. To my great pleasure they resumed operations in 2014 and my wife and I were able to get out to the Bimini Islands during October. This was my wife's 1st trip aboard the Juliet and she loved it. The diving in the Bimini and the southern islands was just excellent. Don't know of another liveaboard that does this trip anymore. The diving everything from super easy to a bit challenging. Viz was often 60-80' and the currents ran from light to strong depending on the site and time fo the day. The divemaster and captain did a good job of reading the currents and their dive briefing were spot on. The Juliet makes a point of having a naturalist on board to give you the scoop on what you'll see, as well as, help you ID those critters when you get back.

The wall and pinnacle diving was excellent - healthy corals and sponges, plenty of reef fish, and a usually one or more of black-tipped sharks.

The boat has a permit to spear lionfish and many divers took advantage of this opportunity. We didn't but we certainly benefited from the sharks that regularly came around to check out what they were doing, as well as, fresh lion fish meals and cervichi. Another bonus was that the weather was so nice that we go to dive a number of islands and sites to the south.

Can't say enough nice things about the captain, divemaster, naturalist, engineer, and cook. All are excellent divers and most have a long relationship with the owner and ship. They really knew their dive sites and everyday of diving was a treat.

What else can we say - we've already book the February-March repositing trip
Websites The Juliet Sailing and Fiving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Southern California, Mexico, Bahamas, Philippines, Red Sea
Closest Airport Miami Getting There Many airlines service MIA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 78-84°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute max. Do deco. Use a dive computer. Divemasters join and will lead dives but you are welcome to do your own dive within your computer limits.
Liveaboard? yes 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 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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