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Dive Review of Sea Saba in
Saba/Both sides

Sea Saba, Aug, 2008,

by Douglas Peterson, IL, usa (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 4287 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Jamaica, Bonaire, JupiterFlorida, Amergris and Glovers Belize, Maui, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, PNG, Coral Sea, Cozumel, Costa Rica Pacific, Coco View Roatan, Grand Turk, Little Cayman, Dominica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Absolutely no restrictions on your profile other than to be safe.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments No mosquitoes and No no see ums- what else do you need to know?!! Lynn, the co-owner of Sea Saba, welcomed us on arrival with a warm-hearted and very informative description of her operations. Then things got even better. Sea Saba's service is shown by two examples: 1) every single dive plan ended with the comment "dive your own profile, but please stay within your no-deco limits, and we will be in the water for you to lead you to the boat"; and 2) one day 8 divers were at the dock and Sea Saba split us into two separate groups, taking out both large boats (each with a freshwater rinse- yea!), in order to ensure that the experienced divers went to the "power sites," while the newer divers could be more shallow. It was amazing to me that they were willing to spend money on extra fuel to serve their different divers' needs. Diving on the Pillars, Diamond Rock and Man 'o war was as close to big ocean pacific diving as you can get. Absolutely pristine coral because of their 80+ depths, protected from storms. The coral underhangs of Tent Wall, because of their inverted slope, had zero storm-settled sand on them, and were stunning in their variety. One of the shallow 3rd dives, Labyrinth, was a bit too sandy/rocky for my taste, but it still had a huge variety of nursery and Caribbean life, just like all of the sites in this marine park. On a 3rd dive site, Torrens Point, my wife and I were led by wonderfully friendly Kelly through some absolutely magical shallow swim throughs. Excellent accomodations choices (I recommend a stand alone cottage for couples) and a variety of quality stand-alone restaurant choices are all available. Hiking in the jungles is fantastic. Every morning started with a "check in" question from Sea Saba mgmt- "What can we do to help you enjoy yourselves today?" and every dive day ended with a similar debrief. This was an incredibly enjoyable trip, on a fascinating, peaceful and safe island, with an amazing level of concierge service from Lynn and Sea Saba.
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