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

Sea Saba/Juliana's Hotel: "Steep roads, deep dives and plenty of friendly natives", Nov, 2016,

by Jeffrey D Haines, NY, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9359 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Nassau, Grand Bahama, Pennsylvania, Crystal River Florida, Hawaii, Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Fiji, Catalina, St. Lawrence Seaway, Revillagigedos(Socorro), Florida Keys, Jupiter Florida, Antigua, Bimini, North Carolina, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts
Closest Airport St. Maarten (SXM) Getting There Winair flies from St. Maarten several times daily. Strict baggage limits are enforced so travel light.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 85 to 90 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions If you want to dive your own profile you need to file your dive plan with dive staff ahead of time, and remain within recreational limits. They also asked us to check in with the divemaster leading the dive when we chose to split off from the group and be back under the boat according to your plan.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Although the dive boats do not have dedicated camera tables, they will provide you with a large cooler bag to store your camera in that serves as your ow ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I have been seeking out the more remote locations for diving for the same reasons most experienced divers do, avoid touristy crowds and cattle boat diving and to find environmentally healthy dive sites. Saba satisfies all of those desires.
Once you arrive the charm of a small island with less than 2000 residents greats you with no-hassle passport and immigration at the airport and friendly and prompt cab service to your hotel. I travelled as part of a REEF group and found that the coordination between the dive operator, Sea Saba and Juliana's hotel to be top notch. The taxi service delivered us to and from the docks on time with no stress. Sea Saba provided boat bags and collected dive gear the first diving day. Once it was transported to your assigned dive boat it stayed there the entire week. The professionalism of the dive staff was top notch, from thorough rin ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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