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Dive Review of Subway Waterworks in

Subway Waterworks: "Turquoise Bay - Easy diving", Oct, 2016,

by Lee Knapp, KS, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9227.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
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 3 stars
Comments Our group consisted of 17 divers with experience ranging from 20 to over 600 dives. Turquoise Bay is a very nice resort with several of the rooms built along a terraced hill. The rooms have two comfortable full-sized beds, dresser, good a/c, a TV, coffee maker, and a well-appointed bathroom. The balcony receives plenty of sun for drying equipment although most used the area around the pool for that purpose. The internet was free and available in the room and the restaurant. I found that the room one worked well and the restaurant one hardly at all. The staff was very friendly and eager to please. The meals were buffet style and quite delicious. The bar offered a variety of drinks but was limited in the choice of brands. Next to the restaurant is a lovely pool with a limited amount of shade. It is adjacent to a covered patio.
The dive shop (Subway Waterworks) is a well-run organization that offers valet service. After we checked in, we were given a briefing on the dive operations. There was a good emphasis on safety and how the diving for the week would be conducted.
A lot of the reef was covered with algae. There was plenty of soft coral but not much hard coral. There were many dive sites near the resort but several in the group complained that those sites were boring. Much of the area had been over fished and there really wasn’t much to see. There were very few lobsters and small critters were also rare. The wall dives were better and we enjoyed the swim throughs. There was very little current but most dives had a strong surge.
Many enjoyed the service and ambience of the resort enough to say they would return but personally I would prefer a location with healthier reefs.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Africa, Hawaii, Jordan, Fiji, Australia, Thailand, Costa Rica,
Margarita Island, Palau, Yap
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There American, United, Delta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge, no currents
Water Temp 85-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-50 Ft/ 12-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group and end the dive at 700 psi to start your safety stop.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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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