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

Golden Rock Dive Center/Old Gin House, Nov, 2013,

by Allan Baldwin, IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7314.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The diving is easy. The sites are 15 minutes away by boat at most. The staff is knowledgeable and tries to accommodate guest requests. There is a lot of healthy coral and many fish. Turtles are seen often.
The part to know is that Statia is "old Caribbean". There are not a lot of places to eat and no place you will recognize. The amenities can be sparse. Non-divers may get bored. The beaches are rocky and not good for sunbathing. If you like "Old Caribbean", this is a great place. If you are looking for a Marriot, you might want to look elsewhere. We have gone many times and have never been disappointed.
Websites Golden Rock Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Costa Rico, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Cayman, Cozumel, etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, surge, no currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 3 minute safety stop and come up with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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