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Dive Review of Spencer's Underwater Adventures in
Trinidad and Tobago/Speyside, Tobago

Spencer's Underwater Adventures: "World Class Diving", Jul, 2015,

by Kathy Smith, TX, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8478 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Spencer may have a small operation - but he is attentive to the smallest details! He prides himself on a beautifully clean boat, punctuality, and service to his divers. What a treat to dive with someone local who wants to take care of the reefs and pass his love onto local young people!

Because Spencer is a small operation - you will want to make arrangements in advance to make sure he has room to take you out.

We dove with Spencer for five days in July. He meets you at the dock - helps you aboard and shares the plan for the day. He is extremely knowledgeable about Speyside, the dive sites, and reading the ocean. He chooses the sites according to diver abilities - beginner or experienced. Between dives he drops the divers off with a snack and cold drink while he and the captain change out tanks.

Upon returning to the dock after the second dive, he helps you off the boat, and if using your own equipment sees that you get everything rinsed and on your way.

The diving is amazing! When you get in the water it is like the reef goes on forever, everywhere you look there is something to grab your attention. The diversity of life is superb. (As someone who does REEF surveys, 50-60 species on each dive.)

One thing to know before you go - take cash! There are only two ATMs on that end of the island, and they seldom have cash. Spencer does not take credit cards. So, get cash in Scarborough before heading that way!
Websites Spencer's Underwater Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Kauai, Hawaii, Grand Cayman, San Andres, Bonaire, Aruba, Flower Gardens
Closest Airport TAB Getting There Fly to TAB near Scarborough, then drive to Speyside on very narrow roads!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The only restrictions were for safety of diver and of the reef. No touching - leave bubbles only. The length of our dives was limited to the amount of air in our tank! .
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Subject matter from tiny blennies to the world's largest brain coral will keep you busy taking pictures! The clarity of the water makes for beautiful pics!
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