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Dive Review of Scubaqua/Golden Rock Dive and Nature Resort in
St. Eustatius/Caribbean

Scubaqua/Golden Rock Dive and Nature Resort: "Unknown Caribbean Gem", Nov, 2022,

by Patrick Ritter, California, USA ( 2 reports). Report 12210.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Saint Eustatius? Never heard of it. Which is why I wanted to dive there.
Itís a small Caribbean island, six miles long, about 45 miles south of Saint Martin. Known locally as Stacia, it is a municipality of the Netherlands. Everyone speaks English. The entire island is surrounded by a marine park, established in 1996, that includes two areas where fishing and anchoring isnít permitted. As a result the marine ecosystem is refreshingly healthy, unlike a lot of the Caribbean. The park is managed by a non-profit and all the dive sites except one have mooring buoys. They allow only one boat per dive site so no crowding. It was a moot point anyway as my dive boat had only 1-3 other divers. You need to buy a yearly park pass ($30) or pay $6 per dive site.
There are two dive operators. I used ScubaAqua. Exceptional service and excellent international staff from Great Britain, Netherlands, South Africa, and France. Per ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Scubaqua   Golden Rock Dive and Nature Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Bonaire, Roatan, Great Barrier Reef, Andaman Sea, Sea of Cortez, Panama, Cozumel, Turks and Caicos, Virgin Islands, Aruba, Hawaii, California.
Closest Airport St Eustatius Getting There Fly from Miami or Houstan to
St Martin, then take ferry or short flight to St Eustatius.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
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
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