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Dive Review of Sandals in

Sandals: "Sandals Barbados Scuba Center", Jun, 2017,

by Dawn , FL, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 39 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 9935 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We stayed at Sandals for a few day, and since SCUBA is included along with all the equipment, we decided to dive a couple of afternoons. It is mandatory for all divers to bring a signed Dr.form that you download on their site. Sandals is fabulous- ocean view club level is great. It is all inclusive, with top shelf liquor, food, water sports, and all tips included. the only money I spent was $7 for a souvenir. Sandals offers PADI certifications, snorkel and dive trips. the morning trips are to deeper sites, the afternoons to shallower spots .We took a van to the dive shop, where we were fitted for equipment. We took along our own masks, computers, and wetsuits. the friendly crew welcomed us onboard. We dove 2 afternoons- the first day was with Delond- friendly and helpful, but way too fast in the water. the water temp was about 82, viz 40 ft. We dove Carlysle Bay both days- where there are 5 small wrecks. We saw the typical reef fish- trumpets, squid, grouper, angels, etc. the highlight was watching a smooth trunkfish play with a starfish- then eat it. The second day our dive master was Ron, also friendly, and pointed out things. The viz was 30-40 ft. we saw 2 turtles, a couple of spotted morays, flying gurnard, numerous garden eels, and reef fish as day before. Max depth of the dives were about 45 ft for just under an hour. We will be returning to Sandals in Feb., and will dive with them again.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palm Bch, Fla Keys, Bonaire, Barbados, Virgin Is., Caymans, Grand Turk, Roatan, Belize, Hawaii, St. Thomas, Dominica, St. Croix
Closest Airport Getting There Jet Blue direct from Ft. Lauderdale

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-40 Ft/ 9-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time limit
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse tank on boat
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