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Dive Review of Deefer Diving/John's Unique in

Deefer Diving/John's Unique: "Good Diving, Bad Accommodations", Nov, 2019,

by Mr Brent Woods, ON, CA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 11358.

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

Accommodations 1 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was my second trip to Carricou. The diving remains good but there were fewer fish and more algae than last year.

There were 8 in our party. We booked a diving accommodation and breakfast package with Deefer Diving. The accommodation and breakfast were at John's Unique Resort. One of several local hotels that Deefer deals with.

The focus of this review is the hotel. Apparently, it used to be a well run, economical option. It is no longer well run. The staff have no initiative and the owners don't care.

The rooms were all bug infested to the point were sleep was difficult. The ground floor rooms were the worst. The occupants of one room taped the windows and door to the balcony shut to limit the ingress of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. The people in two other rooms bought heated bug pads on the recommendation of Deefer to kill the bugs.

The rooms were low on amenities. Shampoo was not supplied. Only some rooms had water glasses. The AC units were of varying age and effectiveness. Mine was not adjustable and set at 27C (81F).

The rooms were cleaned once in a week and a half.

The fried breafast was adequate in quantity but unappealing. It typically consisted of scrambled eggs, fried meat (bacon, sausages or Spam!), bread and instant coffee. Jam and peanut butter were available for the bread. If you wanted pepper, condiments or cereal you had to supply your own.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Ontario, Quebec, Cuba, Roatan, Red Sea, Little Cayman, St. Eustatius, Saba, Bonaire, Jamaica, Pohnpei, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Chuuk, Palau, Yap, Cozumel, Kosrae, Bahamas
Closest Airport Maurice Bishop International Getting There Direct light from Toronto.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive length
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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