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Dive Review of Dive Grenada in
Grenada

Dive Grenada, Feb, 2012,

by Brenda Kesler, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 6444.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Papua New Guinea, Filji, 3x Indonesia, Hawaii, Honduras, Belize, Dominica, Saba, Alaska, Vancouver. Monterey, Channel Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally around a 50-55 min time limit and no deco.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments A possible negative for some would be the lack of nitrox. Given the depth of some of the wrecks combined with repetitive diving, we had to be extra careful a few times to stay within no-decompression limits. It's a conscious decision that the dive shop made, and frankly, all the other pluses make this one potential inconvenience for nitrox-certified divers manageable.
I should mention that some photographers might want to know their dive boat does not have special camera facilities. My rig (Nikon D80 with 2 strobes) 'lived' beneath the boat captain's feet. However, the entire team knows how to handle and protect photo gear, so I quickly felt comfortable with the whole setup.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A 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 We dove for 10 days (13 dives) with Dive Grenada starting Feb 10th, 2012.
We're experienced (350 dives) warm and cold water divers  and are both also underwater photographers with all the additional concerns that entails. More details to follow, but the take-home message for those with short attention spans is that this is an excellent dive shop and we had a five star experience.

The owners, Phil and Helen, were easy to communicate with from the first email. The divemasters (Gary, Cojack, Pete and Phil) all were able to quickly assess our skill level and made sure that every dive was constructed to allow us all the time we needed to move slowly with our cameras (and I think they were impressed with just how slow that was!). Phil made sure the team communicated about all the important little details. The whole team was genuine, warm and always very helpful just an impressive, enjoyable group to dive with.  As an interesting aside, there was an advanced open water class doing their checkout dives that week and I noticed my husband sometimes eaves-dropping on Phil's dive briefings. My husband said he was really impressed by all the extra gems of wisdom that were sprinkled into those dive briefings. We hope those kids appreciated what a good and detail-oriented instructor Phil is! We learned a few things for free - you're never too old to learn.

Take home message: Excellent dive shop, excellent service, and great diving (reef conditions, fish life, general diversity very good)
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