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Dive Review of Blue Water Dive'N in
Trinidad and Tobago/Tobago

Blue Water Dive'N: "Finally Vibrant Coral", Nov, 2019,

by Hal Shanis, PA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11224 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Most noteworthy about this dive location was the plentiful coral, which was breathtaking, in color, size, and variety. The colors ranged the entire spectrum. Each dive had multiple, unique 5 star fields of coral. Think of those the most beautiful underwater photo shots that seems like they must have been photo-shopped. This was better! The resort setting was in a gorgeous cove. We were there in November, the end of the rainy season. So it rained about an hour or two a day. Fortunately, the rain was usually timed well. Sometimes it rained between dives, which was ok because we went ashore for our surface interval. All dive sites were within about 10-15 minutes away in their very fast boat. Since we were there in the off-season, there were only 2-7 divers on the boat on any one dive. The dive masters were terrific, attentive to our needs underwater and good at pointing out worthwhile sightings, including the elusive, the very well camouflaged seahorse and spotted flounder. Dives were about 55 minutes. Contrary to rumors I heard previous to the trip, the currents were not uncontrollably fast. The dive master prepared us for the few known surges inside of specific passages of coral. The boat was basic, easy to step off, with a ladder easy to climb. There was always someone there to assist. Only water was provided, no between dive snacks of any kind on the boat or on shore.
The accommodations were clean. The Inn, including housekeeping, restaurant and front desk were pleasant but not attentive, even when requested. The food was just ok but not a reasonable value. This was a problem because eating out was inconvenient and very time consuming.
Websites Blue Water Dive'N   [same]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Mexico, Maldives and Galapagos
Closest Airport TAB Getting There We had to fly from Phila. to Miami to Trinidad to Tobago

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas surge
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All the dives were drift drives. So we stuck with the dive master in order to be close to the boat when we surfaced. Also there are surges of currents in specific areas, which we didn't want to experience by surprise.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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