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Dive Review of UNEXSO/Bell Channel Inn in
Bahamas/Lucaya

UNEXSO/Bell Channel Inn, Jun, 2010,

by Dan Clements, WA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports). Report 5551.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Washington, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Galapagos, French
Polynesia, Marquesas, Oman, Bahamas, Mexico, Florida Keys.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 74 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 45 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Time limits on dolphin and shark dives, diver limit on cave dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Large rinse tanks on board and at docks. Plenty of room on boat for equipment. The dolphin dive is a unique opportunity to photograph these creatures up close and personal.

The shark dfeeding dive was good, but participants "sit" shoulder to shoulder on the bottom, so it is a bit difficult if several divers have large DSLR rigs.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We were a group of six Seattle area divers/photographers who dove with
UNEXSO and Caribbean Divers. We had an outstanding time with both
operators, and the Bell Channel Inn was an unexpected plus.

The UNEXSO dolphin dive is spectacular. We made two of them. Just wonderful! As noted above, the shark dive is good, but positioning can be a bit of an issue. We also dove Ben's Cave (fresh and salt water), and this was also very nice for photographers.

UNEXSO staff were outstanding, except for the still photographer on our shark dive, which did not matter since we were all photographers.

The rest of our 10 days of reef and wreck diving were with Caribbean Divers, which we also enjoyed. Everyone in our group wants to head back next year!
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