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

Golden Rock Dive Center/The Old Gin House: "Statia: stepping back in history", Feb, 2023,

by William Stalter, KS, US ( 2 reports). Report 12347.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments This was our second trip through St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport since Hurricane Irma, and the repairs are still ongoing. It is a chaotic airport with crowded, and overlapping, waiting areas. So be prepared for noise, heat and close contact with frustrated travelers. Coming in, we had a 3 hour layover until our Winair flight to Statia. Coming back, we had an 8 hour layover. We spent that time at Loterie Farm relaxing in a cabana, sipping some tropical drinks. The Winair flight was a short 20 minute affair.
Sarah from Golden Rock Dive Center was waiting for us at the Statia airport. She quickly whisked us away to the Old Gin House. We had reserved Room 301 months in advance, which might be their best room. It is an ocean view suite that sits over the shoreline. The Old Gin House seems to be in perpetual repair. The garden view rooms are part of the original property, and were being remodeled. Lots of sanding, sawing and painting g ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Golden Rock Dive Center   The Old Gin House

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Grand Turk, Dominica, Saba
Closest Airport Franklin Roosevelt Getting There Miami to St. Maarten to Statia

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions the dive operation was flexible once they say your skills
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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