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Dive Review of Golden Rock Dive Center/Old Gin House and Orange Bay Hotel in
St. Eustatius

Golden Rock Dive Center/Old Gin House and Orange Bay Hotel: "Incredible Personal Service", Aug, 2019,

by Douglas , IL, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 11057 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Airport Welcome Cap'n Dave GR testing NEW dive boat GR Temp HQ Old Gin Restaurant
Orange Bay Restrnt and Rooms

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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Sarah's immediate responses to my many pre-trip emails were friendly and helpful, as she set up excellent accomodations for us as part of a dive package. Golden Rock is right at the dive dock, so it's a short hop from their ops (gear rinse, freshwater showers, relaxation patio, etc.) to their boats. They dock after each dive (nice!). (btw, I noticed the other dive shop daily transporting divers to and from the dock in the back of a pickup truck.)

My wife (Lori) and I prefer smaller dive shops, because we've found them to be more laid back and accommodating to special requests, and that ... 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 Solomons, Truk, Yap, Palau, Coral Sea, GBR, PNG, Roatan, Maui, Jamaica, Florida Jupiter and Keys, L'il Cayman and Grand Cayman East, Belize Ambergris and Isla Marisol, Grand Turk, Cabo Pulmo, Cozumel, Dominica, Bonaire, Fiji, Komodo and Lembeh, Bonne Terre mine, Saba and Statia
Closest Airport Statia Getting There St Maarten then WinAir to Statia

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-90 Ft/ 21-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Statia law requires divers to be in site of dive guide at all times.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None 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 Lori and I use a Go Pro but one of the divers during our week humped aro ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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