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Dive Review of Deefer Diving/Hotel Laurena in
Grenada/Carriacou

Deefer Diving/Hotel Laurena: "Great dive shop, good Caribbean diving", May, 2014,

by Lisa Evans, CO, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7801.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Other than our flight from Denver to Miami being canceled and having to go the next day, things worked out well. We overnighted in Grenada, which was easy - I picked the least expensive decently-rated hotel and it was very nice. The Siesta Hotel in St. Georges.

There is limited room on the local flights, so make those reservations as soon as you can. Best to contact SVG Air by phone. We had to take the ferry, as there were no seats available the next day (after our delay), but that worked out fine and we were able to make up missed dives.

Gary and Alex at Deefer Diving were wonderful. They have package stays with two possible hotels. We preferred the closer hotel - it was realy easy to walk back and forth to our room and we got a 2 bedroom apartment with a nice kitchen and common area.

The diving was excellent for the Caribbean. A great variety of dive sites, some spectacular - like Tropical Hill, Deep Blue, and Sharkie's Hideaway and Mabouya Garden. Also, Deefer Diving is working within the community to get the locals to better respect the marine park.

We saw a good variety of fish, several octopus, lots of eels, lots of small turtles, and some large schools of small and medium fish. The larger fish are returning as well!

This was a great dive trip!
Websites Deefer Diving   Hotel Laurena

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Little Cayman, Belize, Roatan, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, GBR, Fiji, Philippines.
Closest Airport Carriacou Getting There Miami to Grenada, overnight, fly or ferry to Carriacou

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We went with the guide, which was fine. Plenty of time underwater and with the wide variety of dive sites, it worked out great.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Since we stayed elsewhere (this is a dive shop, not a dive resort) I took care of most camera duties away from the shop. There was a bucket of fresh water on the boat which was perfectly adequate for my small rig - I'm sure they accommodate bigger rigs when needed. Good rinse tank at the shop, but no camera room.
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