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Dive Review of Anchorage/Windjammer S/V Polynesia in
Dominica

Anchorage/Windjammer S/V Polynesia, Sep, 2006,

by Sandra Walzer, CO, USA . Report 2803.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bonaire, Grand Bahama, St. Maartin, Aruba, Curacao, Cabo San Lucas, Kona
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 35 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130 Foot limit
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments First, if I were staying in Dominica, I would not dive with Anchorage. The catamaran, The Passion, was totally unsuited for divers in that it had no platform to put on gear and enter the water from. Exiting the water was equally difficult. When we returned from our dive, there was water, but not enough juice for everyone and no snacks. The crew was amicable, but seemed a bit disorganized.
I was a passenger on Windjammer's Polynesia, which made the dive arrangements. There were quite a few divers on the ship and they did take out small groups of divers in their motorized inflatable, and did some shore dives. Due to the hurricanes, the waters were not particularly clear anywhere in the West Indies. There were a great many barrel and tube sponges, sea fans and small fauna, but only small fish. The dives were pretty, but not spectacular.
As for "Windjammin it," it is definately camping at sea. However, the food was good and the crew worked very hard to see that everyone had a good time.
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