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Dive Review of Blue Bubbles/Oyster Bay Beach Resort in
St. Maarten

Blue Bubbles/Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Nov, 2012,

by Sheri Guzick, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 6752.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Saba, Cozumel, Provodentiales, Salt Key, Utila, Aruba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 5th year to dive with Blue Bubbles, a small very good operation, max 6 divers. DM's and Blue Bubbles owners are customer service focused. Will dive with them again next year. Spotted eagle rays on several dives, healthy schools, fans, soft/hard coral. Some surge and currents. Max depth was 75 feet.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Small boat. Offered water bucket for cameras.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Hurricane Sandy decreased the viz, but we still enjoyed the dives. Since St. Maarten designated some areas a marine park several years ago, the sharks have increased and we saw them on about 70% of the dives. Spotted eagle rays on about 4 dives, saw 5 at once! Lots of healthy soft coral and fans. While it's no Cozumel or Saba, we'll dive St. Maarten and with Blue Bubbles again.
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