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Dive Review of Fantasea Divers in
Bermuda

Fantasea Divers, Sep, 2002,

by Vic Bary/Maureen Strazdon, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports). Report 177.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Bonaire, Cayman Brac, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Tortola, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 84 to 92 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Maximum time for divers without computer, and longer maximum time limit for divers with computers. Most dive sites are no deeper than 75', and often much less, so depth limits are a non-issue.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No separate rinse tank for cameras. Inexperienced divers threw everything imaginable into one rinse barrel.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Fantasea is a well run, responsive organization operating out of a major hotel property. Postives are a friendly staff which asks for suggestions before choosing a site and sets up equipment for second dive. 40' boat was never overcrowded. Local divers who have bought a season program augmented paid staff. Divers are tallied before boat leaves dock and after every dive.

Negatives are no storage facility for diver-owned or rented equipment (have to charge out fresh rented equipment each day). Dive staff could do more in the way of helping divers up onto dive step. Once you're on board, they are very helpful.
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