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Dive Review of Guanahani Divers in

Guanahani Divers: "Superb viz, great diving.", Jun, 2021,

by G. Tripp Jones MD, SC, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 72 reports with 28 Helpful votes). Report 11534 has 2 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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC journeyed to San Sal which has been a regular destination for a number of years. We flew AA from CLT to Nassau, then Bahamas Air to San Sal. The air schedule is still being evolved and only 2 am flights weekly. Riding Rock Inn is basic, but the rooms are clean, but wifi is poor in rooms. The food is plentiful with buffet breakfasts, & choices of 2 entree’s at lunch & dinner. The pool is very adequate. The bar is good, run by Peaches. There were a number of sportfishermen there & the atmosphere is very good.
The dive operation, run by Guanahani Divers is excellent. Tyler & Betsy we’re on every dive & easy to work with. The boat is fine & most dive sites were 5-20 minutes away. The visibility was phenomenal! The viz was 100-125 feet all week! There were numerous sharks, reef, & were seen on every dive of the week. There was a good bit of green leafy algae on some sites, and some bleaching of coral also. Lionfish, which were very abundant in the past , have been kept under good control. Small fish life was ok. We only saw 1 turtle all week.
The people of San Sal are wonderful & it is a very poor island, especially with Club Med still closed. There is little to do for nondivers except fish, but everyone here was beyond nice & glad that we were here.
This dive destination is not for those wanting 5 star amenities, but for diving, it is really good & we will definitely return.
Websites Guanahani Divers   [same]Riding Rock Resort & Marina

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Truk, Australia, etc.
Closest Airport San Salvador Getting There AA CLT> Nassau
Bahamas Air NAS>San Sal

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-125 Ft/ 30-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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By KATHY HOYT in FL, US at Jun 23, 2021 13:55 EST  
Riding Rock is my favorite destination, been there many times. The laid back atmosphere is for me. I am glad to hear that Club Med is still closed. It ruined the island, maybe not for the residents, but for other tourists, yes.
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