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Dive Review of Golden Rock Dive Center/Old Gin House in
St. Eustatius/Caribbean

Golden Rock Dive Center/Old Gin House: "Beautiful Dives on a Quiet Island", Jun, 2022,

by Suzi Davidoff, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 11986 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We had flown through St. Eustatius many times on WinAir after diving in Saba and always thought it would be interesting and fun to visit, and June 2022 seemed like a perfect opportunity. Things were opening back up and we were anxious to dive somewhere new. It was great timing all Covid restrictions in Statia had been lifted and the US dropped testing requirements right before we left. Only St. Marteen had an EHAS form to complete right before travel through the island. We arranged diving and lodging at the Old Gin House through Golden Rock Dive Center and they were excellent! Ciara met us at the airport, took us to our hotel and took our gear to the shop so we could walk down after breakfast to dive. Breakfast at our hotel overlooking the water with chick ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Golden Rock Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Saba, Mexico, Indonesia, Honduras, Belize, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Hawaii, Fiji, Cuba
Closest Airport St. Martin/St. Eustatius Getting There Takes a few flights to get there -- but worth it! Many major airlines fly to St. Martin, and Winward Airways flies 2 flights a day (on most days) to Statia.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions On most dives, we were free to dive our own profiles, surfacing w/ the line if there were currents and surfacing w/ 500psi, or 750 from deeper dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Boat rides are so short that with 5 minute rides and uncrowded boats there were no problems ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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