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Dive Review of Aquanauts Grenada/True Blue Bay in
Grenada

Aquanauts Grenada/True Blue Bay: "Great rebreather wreck diving", Mar, 2019,

by Brett Eldridge, CA, United States ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10870 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I had a week of wreck diving planned with my rEvo rebreather. I hired Paul (dive shop manager) as my guide. I spent 6 days diving and had a private charter boat for two of the days.

On the days when we went out with O/C divers, we generally jumped in first and were picked up last. It was a well run operation and mixing CCR and O/C divers was never an issue (even the day we dove the Bianca C).

I dove and explored the inside of quite a few wrecks on those days in the Caribbean side including the Anina, Car Pile, Rum Runner, Shakem, and Fiona. The morning wreck dive would be followed by a reef dive. My favorite wreck out of those was the Shakem. Quite a tricky and tight penetration to get to the engine room. Do NOT attempt if you don't have the proper training and experience.

On the two private charter days, I dove the Bianca C on one day and then Hema One on the other. We had a 80 minute runtime on the Bianca C and I only explored about 1/2 the wreck (went went back on their normal Friday dive with O/C divers and did the other parts). Plenty more to explore there. The Hema One wreck is out in the Atlantic and conditions were favorable to do it. Amazing wildlife with sharks, barracuda, spotted eagles, etc.

Overall, a fantastic week. Very well run operation and the owner (Peter) and my guide (Paul) were both great. The have sofnolime, CCR tanks (2L and 3L), bailout cylinders, CCR equipment room, etc.

I will go back at some point to explore the Bianca C even more and some of the other wrecks on the Atlantic side.
Websites Aquanauts Grenada   True Blue Bay

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Florida, Cozumel, Cabo, Chuuk, Fiji, Philippines, Socorro, Tulum, etc.
Closest Airport GND Getting There LAX-MIA-GND (need to spend the night somewhere when traveling east from the west coast)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions If you are a CCR diver and don't have a dive partner, you need to hire a private guide (which is a good idea anyway since they know the area and the wrecks). My dive guide for the week was Paul who was awesome and let me basically plan and execute my own dive profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I spent quite a bit of time taking both stills and video of the wrecks both inside and outside.
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