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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Cottage Club in
Saba/Saba is a very small island

Sea Saba/Cottage Club: "Getting back in the swing of things", Jun, 2018,

by Fred Kolo, NY, US ( 2 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10355 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments My own diving history is not typical. I first learned to dive at the Club Med in the days when it was J-valves and weight belts, no BCD. I did a fair amount of diving with them in several different locations but I knew I would have to take on more conventional equipment at some point, so I went to Saba to get my PADI certification at Saba Deep, which is currently closed but rumored to be re-opening. This was 30 years ago and Sea Saba was the new kid on the block. It was also the very year that their Marine Park was established--they were very early to realize that what they had must be protected.

I continued to dive in some marvelous locations but now my first Saba trip is already 30 years ago. I had had some extraordinary early experiences and over the next 15 years that continued but I began to see, on return visits, that the reefs were being damaged, not so much by divers as by what we eventually began to call global warming. It was a trip back to the Grand Turk area, which had been pristine the first time I saw it, but had become algae-covered and de ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Moorea, Rangiroa, Grand Turk, various Bahamas, Sipaden, Loma Loma Fiji, Martinique, Cayman and Little Cayman, Belize, more and not at all in that order
Closest Airport fly to Saba from St. Maarten Getting There direct flights to St. Maarten from NYC and MIA, and San Juan. The jump to Saba is a 12 minute flight that goes 3 or so times a day.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-80°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-65 Ft/ 15-20 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions This is group boat diving with a dive master and while a bit loose one is expected to remain in sight of the DM, but it is not regimented. Groups varied from 4 to 8, and were two dives with downtime on the boat. I think 10 divers would be a few too many, but they have two boats.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Not being a photographer I can't really comment, but no one diving had elaborate camera equipment. There were a number of digi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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