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Dive Review of Sea Saba Dive Center/The Cottages in
Caribbean (General)/Saba

Sea Saba Dive Center/The Cottages: "Excellent", Mar, 2017,

by Daniel McCoart, ME, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 9515.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is a must do trip if you are in St Martins or any other close by Caribbean island, St Barts, Nevis etc. and not just for the diving. This island is a step back in time, a magical place. The folks at Sea Saba could not have been any more helpful. Don't expect wrecks here but a different kind of reef and deeper pinnacle (sea mount) diving. Large roomy boats Captained and crewed by some of the best divers in the Caribbean their knowledge and enthusiasm will insure a great diving experience. Conditions were not the best while I was there, very windy everyday but they always found a lee or tried to! Never repeated a dive site regardless. I would not recommend this island for novice divers unless conditions are calm and flat so check the forecasts ahead of time.
Websites The Cottages

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving East China Sea, US Northeast Coast, Nova Scotia, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Great Lakes
Closest Airport Juancho Yrausquin Getting There Short flight (12 mins) on WinAir from St Martin

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay in a no deco mode and let them know at 1500PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Unlimited photo or video opportunities but no real facilities for camera gear onboard. If you are worried about your camera gear ask ahead of time and I'm sure they will do everything they can to take care of you.
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