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Dive Review of Pirate Island Divers/Marriott Beach Resort in
The Continental USA

Pirate Island Divers/Marriott Beach Resort, Jul, 2011,

by David N Scarborough, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6148.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Mexico all the good places....
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas currents
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 20 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 45 minutes or 500 PSI back on the boat
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Boat had bucket for cameras only.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I have dove with this operation when it was ITS A DIVE- They are now
"Pirate Island Divers"
We were told the seas were 2-4 feet but found out 5 to 6 feet...

A Professional operation however they will cut your second dive short letting you know they have to get back to get the afternoon dive started... why cut my dives short... I'm a paying customer and don't like being rushed!

25 divers on boat- Captain and 1 mate- Had to help myself back on boat. Could have had more help om boat.

Good things- Snacks and drinks on boat. They do have rinse tanks on dock- Storage lockers on site for divers.

Store staff are more interested in if you buy something from store than you diving.

Made 4 dives with them and not sure I will make any more....I brought 7 people with me to dive. TO many operator in the Keys to be treated like this.

Read the refund policy very carefully....
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