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Dive Review of Dive Grenada/The Flamboyant in
Grenada/St. Georges

Dive Grenada/The Flamboyant: "Great Caribbean Diving!", Sep, 2015,

by Kristin W Weck Farrag, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8461.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The bad: The Flamboyant Hotel is showing a little wear & needs some updating, but overall a decent & reasonably priced place to stay. While I was there, they were in the process of updating several rooms in the building I was staying at.

The underwater visibility was not great - 35' mostly, 50' on a good day. Viz was fantastic the days we went over to the Atlantic side of the island, but the currents were very strong. The locals said this is not normal for this time of year there.

The good: Dive Grenada consistently provides great service - they respond promptly to emails, they make all your hotel/dive reservations. The dive guides give thorough briefings & do not rush through dives - they are all good at pointing out some of the little stuff. Boat staff is very helpful. These folks are safety conscious and very protective of their environment.

Hotel staff are friendly and very willing to help you make tour reservations, get you a taxi, recommend restaurants, etc.

This was my 4th trip to Grenada and I will keep going back. There are a ton of fish and lots of life on the reefs. I dove the Bianca C for the first time. It's one of many interesting wrecks in these waters. When we were on the Atlantic side, huge schools of jacks, chubs, etc. and some sleeping sharks. On the Caribbean side, octopus, frogfish, seahorses, stingrays, turtles, and huge schools of grunts & wrasse. Overall diving is the best I've seen in the Caribbean.

Make sure to bring a surface marker/sausage - they prefer that you have a reel.

Can't wait to go again!
Websites Dive Grenada   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Micronesia, Red Sea, South Pacific, all over Caribbean.
Closest Airport GND Getting There ORD - MIA - GND, easy 1 day trip.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 35-50 Ft/ 11-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Majority of diving is drift, so you ascend together as a group with the marker buouy.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments On the boat, there is a cooler filled with fresh water for cameras. Great for go pros and point & shoots. Would be difficult to accommodate a big rig.
There are always interesting things to photograph - sponges of all colors, tiny critters, juveniles, etc. Lots of color here!
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