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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Juliana's Hotel in
Saba

Sea Saba/Juliana's Hotel: "Diving Saba", Nov, 2023,

by Michael Wood, WA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 12772.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Booked Saba early in the Covid pandemic as one of the few that was open still without draconian rules, but backed out when US required negative test to get back into country. Just got around to going Nov. 2023. My third and likely last trip to Saba. Limited number of healthy dive sites--Diamond Rock, Man-o-War, Green Island, Tent Reef Deep. Rest were lackluster, algae covered, with 20% of coral coverings bleached. Skipped deep pinnacles--not worth the 10 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Sea Saba   Juliana's Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Indonesia, Maldives, PNG, GBR, Philippines, Hawai'i
Closest Airport Saba via Twin Otter Getting There Through Charlotte or MIA to St. Martin, then by WinAir or a ferry to Saba

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas no currents
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes, depths by dive briefing
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Small rinse tank for GoPros and small cameras. Nothing for big rigs, whi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Chad Nuttall in NC, US at Jan 02, 2024 07:44 EST  
Just a quick clarification, all 3 boats have marine heads, but we brief that they are "emergency use only" due to no facilities on Saba to empty them.
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