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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Scout's Place in
Saba

Sea Saba/Scout's Place, Mar, 2008,

by Nancy Balch, CO, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 3982.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Marine park no touch/harrassing rules
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 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 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 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Very untouristy - no high rises, no chain businesses (because there are no beaches). Beautiful island, well-maintained cottages - mostly white with red roofs and green shutters. No slums. Friendly people. Most "happening" town is Windwardside, with a few small (5-10 room) hotels, and some good restaurants. Best meal was at Brigadoons. Wanted to try, but couldn't get into The Rainforest (Ecolodge's restaurant).

Dive routine is: get picked up in AM by taxi (van), and take entertaining/scenic ride (this is a VERY vertical island) down to the one small bay/marina, motor out, do a two tank dive, return, and either stick around for the one tank afternoon dive, or return by waiting taxi to hotel for lunch and afternoon hike.

Would probably stay at Juliana's next time - there would be less traffic noise than at Scout's Place. Friday night was burger/movie night at The Tropics (Juliana's restaurant), and fun Karaoke at the restaurant/bar at Scout's Place. Sea Saba had the only dive shop in town - the other two dive outfitters are located down at the marina. Don't bother with a rental car - either walk or take a taxi. The road is extremely narrow and STEEP, and there are good hiking trails all over.
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