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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Queen's Gardens and Shearwater in
Saba

Sea Saba/Queen's Gardens and Shearwater , Mar, 2011,

by NICK , IL, US ( 1 report). Report 6018.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Fiji, Turks and Caicos, Little Cayman Island, Grand Cayman, The Brac, Curacao, Bonaire, Tobago, Belize, USVI, BVI, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 76 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110 feet on Nitrox
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our group has been diving for 25 years and we have been all over the Caribbean to different resorts and gone as far as Palau and Fiji. We were not aware of this jewel of an island and scuba experience. We worked with Beth from Dive Saba Travel and she was great getting us all set up with Sea Saba, Queens Gardens and Shearwater Resort. My wife and I went a couple of days earlier and stayed at the Queens Gardens Resort. It was wonderful. The service was great, the food was very good and the staff could not do enough for us. And of course the view from our room in the hot tub was breath taking.

The flight in on Winair was an experience. It was like landing and taking off on an aircraft carrier!! Kind of takes your breath away. We were meet by Garvis our cab driver for the week. We went straight to the dive shop upon arriving and met Lynn who should be Mayor of the island. She is so organized and made sure we were taken care of everyday. After the rest of the group came in Lynn and John met us at Shearwater where we stayed the rest of the week. They took our gear and we never had to do anything after that. What a delight.

Shearwater was a lovely resort with unbelievable views. Our room was 90 steps from the pool to our door. A bit of a challenge at times but the rooms were very nice. When Beth said that there were stairs we thought that was OK since we were in shape--so we thought!!

We did a dine around in the town and it was really nice and great food. Makes it easy with a group so we did not have to decide where to go to eat each nite. We usually walked to town, but most of us took a cab back. The driveway to Shearwater is just straight up!! And you needed a flash light at nite on the road.

Diving was really good. Nick and Lisa,our dive masters, were with us all week and they were great. They were lots of fun, but very professional too. We love to dive and they made each dive very exciting and interesting. We did some Pinnacles, saw a variety of fish, large and small. The coral formations were outstanding and pretty much untouched. We were able to feel the hot sand from the volcano which was a first for us. The dive boat was very nice and the service was great. We were truly taken care of by the dive masters.

We plan a return trip very soon. Between Beth on the front end and Lynn on the island, you can not go wrong with planning your trip. They will make sure you are well taken care of and each day before and after the dive you check in with Lynn. That way if there were question or problems she address them then and there.

If you have not been to the Island of Saba you should do it. It is beautiful.
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