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Dive Review of Scbaqua in
St. Eustatius/Caribbean

Scbaqua: "Undeveloped island with good diving", Dec, 2018,

by Dorothy McDonald, OH, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 10802 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was a group trip organized by Dave Haas and Bob Newman for about 31 divers and 3 non-diving spouses. Working with the folks from Scubaqua and The Old Gin House they arranged a well-run and fun trip on an island that rarely sees such a large group of people at one time.
Scubaqua sent us important information about the island in advance so that we knew things like the electrical current would be the same as in the US, Winair’s baggage limitations and extra fees, many of the local businesses do not accept credit cards and that although there are 2 ATMs on the island it is a good idea to bring some US cash.
Scubaqua has 2 dive boats – one is larger and has shade, a head, and a water bucket for cameras. We were on the smaller boat without any of the above; however, this was not a problem – all the dive sites were a short ride away and returning to shore facilities between dives seemed like an advantage compared to sitting on a roc ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Scbaqua   [same]The Old Gin House

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Caribbean, Indonesia, South Pacific, Maldives, Florida
Closest Airport St. Maarten Getting There We flew to St. Maarten then took Winair to St. Eustatius - about a 15-20 minute flight.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-85 Ft/ 8-26 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Statia's Marine Park requires that all divers be with a local guide. The guide asked that we keep her within sight and that buddies ascend together.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Depending on which boat you're on there may or may not be fresh water for cameras. There is a camera rinse ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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