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Dive Review of Sea Saba/N/A in

Sea Saba/N/A, Dec, 2003,

by John Keith, UT, USA . Report 877.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Saba was very nice diving - as good as I have seen in the Caribbean (although I have not been to Belize, Bonaire or some of the other touted dive sites). Very nice coral and lots of fish and critters (lobsters, crabs, etc.). We took the catamaran from St Maarten to Saba one morning (a fairly rough ride even if the captain said it was relatively calm - more than one person was sick) and dove a 2-tank boat dive that afternoon around the pinnacle area (although not deep dives) with Sea Saba. The next morning we made one dive on the pinnacles (deep dive) and another at the "hole in the corner." The coral on all the dives was in really fine condition with lots of fish. This was as close to the Red Sea as we have seen in the Caribbean. On the dive on the pinnacle, we saw sharks (one nurse shark and either one reef shark several times or several reef sharks), lobsters, crabs, etc. The divemasters were very good - attentive, careful of the coral and sea life, and fun on deck. Lynn, the co-owner of Sea Saba, was very helpful in the shop and fun to talk to. Juliana's was a nice accomodation. We had dinner at Brigadoon and would recommend it highly (both the food and the people). We WILL return to Saba.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Turks and Caicos, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Canary Islands, Florida Keys, Monterey CA
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 27-28°C / 81-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No computer, so had to stay with divemasters
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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