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Dive Review of Caribbean Sea Sports/Marriott Beach Resort in

Caribbean Sea Sports/Marriott Beach Resort, May, 2003,

by David Haupt, KY, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 511.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Marriott Beach Resort is 5-10 minutes West of Downtown. It is very nice property with all the amenities. There is an on-site Deli, 3 restaurants, exercise room, spa (massages, facials, etc.), pool w/ bar and a nice beach. While I was diving, my wife took full advantage of the exercise room and had a couple of massages. All of the Hotel Staff was very helpful & friendly. The dining on the Island was a pleasant surprise. The places we tried ranged from very good to excellent. The on-site dive-op is Caribbean Sea Sports. The DM’s are very personable. There were anywhere from 5 – 12 divers on the boat each day that I dove. Their SOP is for everyone to jump in, hang on a line on the surface, then submerge as a group. The DM leads along the reef until someone reaches 1500 PSI. The group then turns and heads back. Once they saw me dive, I was afforded certain freedoms. I was always the first one in and the last one out! My shortest dive was 52 min. with a max. depth of 105 fsw. Their boat is a Pro 42 powered by twin 300 HP Jetstreams. With a max. capacity of 20 divers, it never felt crowded. The boat does not have a rinse tank but a hose is available for rinsing. The dive shop has 2 large rinse tanks. Decent house reef.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Asked you to max. at 80 fsw when with inexperienced divers. 100 fsw w/ experienced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No E-6. Room had 110 for charging batteries.
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