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Dive Review of Dive Grenada/Flamboyant in

Dive Grenada/Flamboyant, Feb, 2010,

by Don Beukers, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5811.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
We booked online for a 11 day stay at the Flamboyant Hotel with 14 dives with the on site Dive Grenada.
Because we traveled from the West coast we had to overnight in San Juan Puerto Rico. Rather than just overnight, we stayed two nights to take in some of the sights of the San Juan area.
We caught American Airlines Express from San Juan (leaves at 7:30 PM) to St. Georges, Grenada and took a taxi to the hotel, got our room assignments and unpacked our luggage. The next morning we went down to the dive shop and met with Helen to arrange for our diving. Normally they go out at approx. 8:30 AM for the morning dives but she waited for us to arrive and we left about 9:30 for out first two dives of the week.
Dive Grenada is very hospitable and friendly, their dive masters, boat captain and all that work in the shop were very very nice. I donít believe we had more than 8 divers plus 2 dive masters on any boat during the next week. The dive sites were about 10 minutes away from the dive shop. We would leave our weights in the boat but take out BCDís with tank and wade on to the beach and into the dive shop area. After stripping the BCDís from the tank, we would wash the equipment and hang it to dry (the shop would remove the gear from the drying area and put it in a locked area with the compressor and filled tanks for the next day).
Back to the room for a shower and then in our rented van (there were 6 of us on the trip) for a drive to a location for lunch. The food at the Flamboyant was so so and we decided that going out was better, there by allowing us to sample some of the various restaurants in the area. We located a couple of places that had a reasonable dinner with service that we appreciated. The others did not seem to care since the service charge is already added to the bill.
In the 10 days we were there, we did 14 dives some in strong currents some in no current. We got 2 wrecks but they were nothing if you have been to Truk Lagoon. One dive was on the location where Phil placed some statues of people doing different things. Located in about 25 feet of water, some of the statues were damaged due to storms, etc., but had some fish life in the area including a resident 4 inch sea horse.
My wife had a incident wherein the dive master, Neal helped her do an emergency accent, get in the boat and gave her oxygen, not knowing what caused her the problem at 90 feet.
Helen, is a medical doctor and suggested we take my wife to the clinic for further examination. She gave us the name of the doctor (also a diver) and he admitted her to the hospital for 4 hours of observation and an IV, then released her. She felt good enough to go to dinner with the group that evening. Still unknown as to what caused the problem.
All in all, it was a great trip, but, I donít think I would go to Grenada for a second time.
Websites Dive Grenada   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Truk, Palau, microneasia, Australia, Caribbean all over.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions when you hit the bottom you were maxed out, about 100'
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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]
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