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Dive Review of xanadu undersea adventures in
Bahamas/freeport/grand bahama

xanadu undersea adventures, Apr, 2008,

by steve alldread, fl, USA ( 1 report). Report 4030.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments the good was several things. the owner (raynerd lightbourne) was prompt to reply to my email. i found his website doing an online search. we exchanged a few emails assuring him i was serious about diving with him. he sent his phone number in the email. when i arrived saturday afternoon, i called him to confirm that he was picking me up the following morning. he was accurate on his time arrival (745am). helped me load my dive gear and we continued picking up other divers in the area. he verified my dive card, we filled out the paperwork and went to the boat. tanks were already loaded, divemaster arrived and gave us a briefing on where we would be diving. the only thing he did NOT do was a roll call, only a head count. the divemaster was knowledgeable about the dive site. the rates were in line with what i pay here in florida area. the first two tanks were $70 usd. (i had my own gear) the next two dives (following day) was $57 usd. visa credit/check card is accepted, also cash. don't worry about money exchange in the Bahamas, they welcome USD and the exchange is "dollar for dollar".
after the dive, he was happy to return us to our hotels.
great service, good knowledge, friendly people.
another thing the divemaster did NOT do was stay on the boat. USCG rules require someone familiar with the boat operation to stay in the boat while others dive. this being Bahamas, maybe that rule does not apply in their country.
if someone is looking for a relaxing vacation/getaway, i strongly encourage grand bahama area and this dive shop. i will be returning to this country. very peaceful, relaxing, good area

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions divemaster suggested leaving the water with 500 to 1000psi in tank
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments lots of beautiful fish, good knowledge of knowing where to take an underwater photography
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