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Dive Review of Blue Waters Dive'n in
Trinidad and Tobago

Blue Waters Dive'n: "The Good and the Bad (but fortunately no Ugly) on Tobago", Aug, 2017,

by Gregory S. Yarnik, IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9940 has 5 Helpful votes.

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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 [First the "bad" from my title - Tobago is a beautiful, verdantly-forested volcanic island only a few miles from Venezuela in the southern Caribbean. It has very little in the way of standard tourist infrastructure (a good thing!!), possessing both topside beauty (it has the oldest protected rain forest in the Western Hemisphere, having been set aside by the Brits, who governed until 1963, in 1776) and a healthy UW environment. In that respect it is comparable in geography, infrastructure and its economy to the island of Dominica. Unfortunately, it was next to impossible to get to even from one of the busiest airports on ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Kona, Little/Grand Cayman, Belize, Turks & Caicos, Bonaire, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Roatan, Utila, Dominica
Closest Airport ANR Robinson Int'l Airport Getting There No direct flights from Chicago - took 17 hours from O'Hare to get there and 28 hours to get home, with stops in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Houston, TX both ways.(flew United Airlines)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions You are diving the Atlantic Ocean side of Tobago at Blue Waters Inn and it is not for the faint of heart. Ripping currents and strong surges every day made for difficult boat entries and physically difficult UW navigation at times. ]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
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 [The resort's 40+ foot long Newton twin-engine dive boat was unfortunately in dry-dock for repairs while we were there in August, 2017. They contracted with a local captain who did terrific wo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Brian Carlossin GA, US at Dec 14, 2017 10:36 EST  
Very informative review. Thanks for taking the time to share.
By report author: Gregory S. Yarnik in IL, US at Dec 14, 2017 16:47 EST  
No worries, Brian - glad you found it useful. My wife liked it so much she's willing to overlook all the travel hassles and go back in 2018.
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