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Dive Review of Guanahani Divers/Riding Rock Inn in
Bahamas/San Salvador

Guanahani Divers/Riding Rock Inn: "Great viz, nice diving, but suboptimal weather.", May, 2018,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 72 reports with 28 Helpful votes). Report 10253 has 4 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our group from Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC returned for our 8-9th visit to Riding Rock Inn & diving with Guanahani Divers ( Michigan Dive Adventures). The flights were no problem, with the only real problem during the week was the weather. It rained daily, sometimes heavy with occasional lightning. However, the viz was awesome with 125-150 foot visibility being seen daily. The dive operation is good, led this week by Betsy & Carlos. They are safety conscious but let you dive your own profile. We saw multiple sharks on all dives except two & good fish life with only 4 lion fish seen all week. The boat could use some work with a shakey rail, but was adequate. We had about 12-14 divers aboard with 2 divemasters in the water.
The hotel is adequate with some rooms with new furniture. The service & staff was excellent. The only real negative is that to get ice for your room, you have to hike to the bar. The food was very good, with the best conch chowder & conch fritters in the Caribbean. The food was plentiful & quite delicious. The bar is good, run by Peaches who is wonderful. Michelle, Jason, Kevin & Carlos do a great job in this family run resort.
This is great diving with unbelievable viz. The weather was lousy, but we enjoyed our week. This is a diversí resort, so if you require 5 star hotels, this is not for you. We love Riding Rock & will definitely return.
Websites Guanahani Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Truk, Australia, etc.
Closest Airport 1/2 mile Getting There CLT> MIA>ZSA
American Club Med charter

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-150 Ft/ 24-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Fairly loose, but safety conscious
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Richard Wickenden in MA, US at Jun 20, 2018 09:50 EST  
We have been there twice,and enjoyed the diving greatly. The wall dives are excellent ! We intend to return soon.
By report author: G. Tripp Jones MD in SC, US at Jun 21, 2018 19:49 EST  
We also plan to return! Great viz, great diving!
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