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Diving Reviews of Golden Rock Dive Center in St. Eustatius

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Golden Rock Dive Center   Netherlands Antilles   "Out of the way dive destination. Wonderful."
I have mixed feelings about writing this review. Do I really want to help let this secret get out? Statia has remarkably healthy... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2022   Jane E Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House   Caribbean   "Beautiful Dives on a Quiet Island"
We had flown through St. Eustatius many times on WinAir after diving in Saba and always thought it would be interesting and fun t... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2022   Suzi Davidoff
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House       "GRDC is a friendly and flexible dive center"
We highly recommend the good folks at Golden Rock Dive Center. Sarah, Dave, Ciara and Gary are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeab... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2021   Steven G Cason
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House and Orange Bay Hotel       "Incredible Personal Service"
Sarah's immediate responses to my many pre- trip emails were friendly and helpful, as she set up excellent accomodations for us as ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2019   Douglas
500+ Dives
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Golden Rock Dive Center Full report       "Off the Beaten Path."
The dive sites offer a wide variety for the diver; wrecks, coral reefs, historic artifacts, small and large fish (saw 3 eagle rays... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2018   Kenneth Gilbert New
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       "Very good diving, but deep!"
The good: The diving is really good! Loads of fish and turtles - very few sharks. Lots of little stuff too - all the usual suspe... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2016   Kristin W Weck Farrag
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       "Great place to dive in the Caribbean"
I've been taking divers on dive trips for over 30 years and St. Eustatius (Statia)was one of the best I can remember for avid dive... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2015   John Davis
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       "Diving the way you want it"
If you are looking for good, laid back diving, this is a great place. The reefs are healthy, the boat rides are mostly short (10- 1... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2014   Allan Baldwin
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Golden Rock Dive Center/ The Old Gin House Full report       This was our first visit to St. Eustatius (Statia for short). Statia is probably a lot like the rest of the Caribbean was 50 year... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2014   Mark F Ward
100+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       The diving is easy. The sites are 15 minutes away by boat at most. The staff is knowledgeable and tries to accommodate guest reque... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
11/2013   Allan Baldwin
250+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ old gin house Full report       A sign in one of the local shops said "Welcome to Statia set your watch back 20 years. " It's a small volcanic island with a pop... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2013   Michael Marmesh
250+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ The Old Gin House Full report       Above everything, safety is important but many dive operations can be lax about attending to safety details. Yet, the owners and s... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2012   Charlene J. Carlock
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       The owners, Glenn and Michelle, were most pleasant, flexible and accomodating. I was the only diver on all but 2 of my 10 dive pac... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2011   Clem Clapp
250+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ The Old Gin House Full report       Golden Rock is a well run shop. Co owner Michelle was very helpful answering questions via email about dive package options. The... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2011   Sandra Quick
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       Statia has established a very comprehensive marine park around the entire Island. Unlike many so called parks there is actual fu... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2011   Alison Scheflow
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       Glen and Michelle Faires continue to run the best dive operation in Statia. Their dive boat is comfortable, the dive sites are clo... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
1/2011   Gabriel I. Penagaricano
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ The Old Gin House Full report       The bad: Credit cards were only accepted at the hotel and the dive shop, all else was cash. Limited restaurants but you didn't go ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2010   Jeff Bloomer
1000+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       I cannot say enough positive things about St Eustatius or Statia Island; however, I will give it a try: The Island: Think of what... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2010   Lynn M. Thorne
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ The Old Gin House Full report       Statia is a great deal for the money and relative ease in getting there. It is NOT for the tourist minded that needs lots of shopp... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2010   Ben Beulen
250+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       Old Gin House a colorful hotel, but in need of good maintenance. Breakfasts not great, although new Mexican chef is offering good... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   Lourdes De Cardenas
<100 Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Full report       We had heard wonderful things and reviews about the dive operation so were looking forward to a fun- filled week of diving. I had ... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Jeanie Weimer
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock/ Old Gin House Full report       The diving experience was very enjoyable. Interesting coral formations, walls with black coral etc, and wrecks. We saw more lobs... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
2/2007   Jeffrey Johnson
100+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive/ [Old Gin House Full report       Michelle and Glen run a very fine establishment in Statia. I was impressed by the level of service from the staff of both the Old... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
10/2005   Pat Sinclair
100+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       We had planned a two- week, three- island trip to include 3 days on Statia, 7 on Saba and 3 more on St. Maarten. We booked American ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2005   Tom Garber
100+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Divers/ Old Gin House Full report       We hesitated writing this review as we didn't want to let the cat out of the bag. We had Statia on our radar for some time, but re... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2004   Steven Schwartz & Beth Katz
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       Variety of diving was very good; nice wrecks, walls, heads and lava flows. Golden Rock did a nice job, were very helpful and let ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2004   Joe Puglia
250+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       On our first morning, we knew we were off the beaten path after we awoke to roosters crowing outside our hotel room at 4: 00 am, an... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2004   Joni & Bobby Lamb
100+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Divers/ Old Gin House Full report       St. Eustatius ("Statia") is a step back in time: a Caribbean island with limited development, and roaming goats, donkeys, cows and... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2003   Sandy Falen
500+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Divers/ Old Gin House Full report       The island was what i expected. Pre trip information was gathered from the Chap book, undercurrents Jan. issue and other sources. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2003   Bob Santini
1000+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Divers/ Old Gin House Full report       Everything is good about this dive operator. Even though small, everyone bends over backwards to make your dive as pleasant as pos... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2003   Gabriel I. Peñagarícano
250+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Dive Center/ Old Gin House Full report       We had a wonderful experience - met our expectations (from the recent SkinDiver magazine article) and then some. Glenn and Michele... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2003   Deb Swackhamer & David DeVault
100+ Dives
 
Golden Rock Divers/ Old Gin House Full report       Golden Rock Divers operation was excellent. Very accomodating on where we wanted to dive and at what times. The group set the div... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2002   Tom & Lita Schaffer
250+ Dives
 
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