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Dive Review of The Phoenix Charter in
Bahamas

The Phoenix Charter: "The Phoenix Falls Short", Sep, 2022,

by R W Berry, MI, US ( 1 report). Report 12272.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The Phoenix Falls Short


We had a crazy experience I want to share.
 
First I must add the friends referred to below are some of the nicest divers we've met. We were so happy to be invited to join them. We met at a simple house for the night before heading to port. Everyone was punctual and organized. We walked to dinner and caught up with stories and lots of silliness. 
 
We got to Bay Shore Marina in Nassau early. The sun pressed down hot without a breeze. This would hold steady for four days. The crew of three seemed more stressed than the usual "let's pull this sh#t together” vibe before a live-aboard trip. We dragged our luggage to the 39 ft catamaran we’d seen sailing beautifully on videos savored from home during the last seven months. Our trip’s organizer Simon had researched hundreds of dive trips. He was particularly excited to charter this one for a week of “dive dive dive” with his wife Hannah, Rob and I, Wayne and Mary, and Bart. Great people and with the exception of myself, excellent divers.
 
After boarding at 11:00 am, both engines wouldn’t start. Crew member Nico politely asked to plug in under our berth to charge the AGM battery s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Coral Sea, Bonaire, Cozumel, Honduras, Caymans, Belize, Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Michigan, California, Missouri, Florida and the Keys
Closest Airport Nassau Airport Getting There no problems

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 85-89°F / 29-32°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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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