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Dive Review of Scubaqua/Old Gin Mill in
St. Eustatius

Scubaqua/Old Gin Mill: "Going back in Time", Dec, 2018,

by D.Demming, OH, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 37 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10820.

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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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Very pristine diving on an untouched island from a different era. If looking for excitement,fast food or lights stay away. Dive profiles are very square because little between the surface and 65-70 feet. This made it harder and shorter bottom times for our ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving extensively in both the Pacific and Caribbean
Closest Airport St Martin Getting There New York to St Martin and return from St. Martin to Chicago with a short 15 minute hop flight to and from the island

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 125-175 Ft/ 38-53 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments [Small rinse bucket insufficient for Dave Haas photographers but you would expect that ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ms Lynda Durfeein VA, US at Jan 18, 2019 19:57 EST  
I dove Statia from a liveaboard in 2009 and 2010. I remember a shallow wreck and nearby sandy area where we saw flying gurnards. I guess you didn't dive these?
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