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Dive Review of Golden Rock Dive Center in
St. Eustatius

Golden Rock Dive Center: "Off the Beaten Path.", Nov, 2018,

by Kenneth Gilbert New, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10653 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The dive sites offer a wide variety for the diver; wrecks, coral reefs, historic artifacts, small and large fish (saw 3 eagle rays, tons of lobsters, southern rays, barracuda, & eels), excellent night dive sites, and deep dives for the Advanced Open Water scuba diver.

Golden Rock Dive Center's owners and dive masters made every effort to make every dive fun, educational, and accommodated our wishes on which dive sites we wanted to dive, and our desires on air or nitrox. They assisted us with suggestions/recommendations for hotels, restaurants, and places on to see on the island. We completed 12 dives in our week on Statia and enjoyed every minute

We stayed at Orange Bay Hotel. A number of good restaurants are within a few walking minutes of the dive center...Boardwalk, Blue Bead, Old Gin House, and the Orange Bay Hotel Restaurant.

Thanks to Sarah & Dave (owners) and Celine & Michael (dive masters) for providing us with an overall wonderful experience...we cannot wait to return for more diving.

There are zero casinos on Statia, the night life is slow, and tourists are not elbow to elbow!!
Websites Golden Rock Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean, Galapagos, Hawaii, Micronesia, Indonesia, Palau, Mexico.
Closest Airport St. Eustatius Getting There Traveled from the state to St. Marteen and caught a WinAir to Statia (St. Eustatius).

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-75 Ft/ 12-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Satndard safety rules for diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments The new owners of Golden Rock Center are expanding and adding to their current facilities. They have made significant progress from the hurricane that struck the island last year and their new plans for the dive center.
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Subscriber's Comments

By Sarah Hellevang in KY, US at Apr 02, 2019 11:13 EST  
Dear Ken! Thank you for the review and we are so glad you had a good time with us. Hope to have you back some day soon. We are now back in our new/old location! We continue to strive to be the small, friendly, and flexible dive center to give our customers the personalized touch. Happy Bubbles Sarah and David
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