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Dive Review of Saba Deep/The Gate House in
Saba

Saba Deep/The Gate House, Dec, 2004,

by Jeffrey Yagoda, NY, USA . Report 1529.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bahamas, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Saba Deep made diving very easy and enjoyable. We never touched our equipment. They anticipated problems and had backups for everything. Short boat rides also made diving easy. We dove for 6 days, usually 3 dives per day. We were free to do what we wanted under the water, which was great. However, I would have liked the divemaster to point out some of the more hidden treasures at each site. Also, we were disappointed that they really don't do night dives. All the dive sites were in excellent condition and the coral and fish life was plentiful. On our last day, we found a coralhead with 2 octopus looking out. We got some great photos and it was definately a highlight of the week. Also, each dive site was different than the next. Topside, Saba is a mountain that arose out of the ocean and its amazing that people can live here. However, everyone we spoke to, and every was very friendly, loved living here.
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