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Dive Review of Roger's Scuba Shack/Bougainvillea Beach Resort in
Barbados/Carlisle Bay

Roger's Scuba Shack/Bougainvillea Beach Resort: "A relaxing dive trip", May, 2014,

by Terri Feinblum, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7846 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Nothing bad to report. No surprises. Very friendly people. Very beautiful scenery, above and below sea level. We arranged transport from the hotel to the dive shop and back.
Things to know before you leave home:
-You get a discount if you use your own dive equipment.
-They take credit cards. My recommendation is to bring a card that does not charge you to convert money.
-Bring about $20 or so with you for lunch; if the restaurant/bar next door is open, the food is fresh and homemade. I highly recommend the flying fish; it was delicious.
-I brought tip money the last dive day.
-The last day, get ready for fly day by hiring a cab and touring the island. Bring some small bills to pay entrepreneurs for their wares, or to drink some coconut water. Check out the Wildlife Refuge.
Critters I saw and photographed: turtles everyday, several seahorses, several crabs, several eels (one being trained to eat a lionfish), varieties of artificial reefs on wrecks, beautifully developed , assortment of corals and sponges. Two very colorful frogfish, an abundance of tropical fish.
Accomodations: A wide-wheeled sand wheelchair was available and utilized by a diver who used only arms and webbed gloves to dive (see FB page"No Fins Required"). She was an excellent diver, and it was wonderful they could accommodate her. There was a lot of beach between the shop and the water, not do-able by a standard wheelchair.
The pace was relaxed and excellent for UW Photography. Nicholas found great critters and macro. I enjoyed my diving here, and beginners would feel comfortable with the dive sites and this crew.
Websites Roger's Scuba Shack   Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bonaire, Voli-Voli Fiji, Beqa Lagoon Fiji, Dominican Republic (Bayahibe, Sosua Bay), East Coast Florida, Florida Keys, Mexican Riviera, Grand Bahamas, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Bridgetown Getting There American Airlines, cab

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments No camera bucket. I checked for bubbles while I waded to the boat. The crew was helpful in handing the camera down to us when we were in the water, and taking it from us before we climbed into the boat. They treated it with respect, and put it in a safe place.

Nicholas found us wonderful critters, and some great macro. I recommend him as a guide for any photographer who doesn't want to find all the cool shots by himself.
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