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Dive Review of Sea Saba/Queens Gardens Resort & Spa in

Sea Saba/Queens Gardens Resort & Spa: "Great fun on Saba", Aug, 2016,

by Richard E. Heath, SC, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9026.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments over 2 days - dove 5 tanks - air- The Sea Saba staff were excellent and helpful the whole time -- was fun getting to know them. At the end of your dives Sea Saba gives you a two sided sheet that shows the island on one side with the names and locations of all of the islands dive sights and then all of your personal dives showing dive sites; depths; Guide names;and sightings on the reverse side.

If I go back would definitely choose Sea Saba to dive with - picked you up at your hotel and dropped you off on return -- boat had wash down capabilities for you to shower off with a hose and wash off your equipment -- between morning and afternoon dives provided a sandwich and drink - so you did not have to leave the boat at the dock for something to eat -- there were less than 10 divers including staff on any one dive trip -- boat was at least 40 feet so plenty of room for all

Dive Masters were Michael; Aaron; Vicky & Caroline -- all were very safety conscious and helpful

Deepest dive we took at the pinnacles was 108 feet

There is no water system on the island -- so your hotel collects rain water or has water delivered by tanker -- drink bottled water -- Air conditioned rooms are rare as electricity is expensive --

Would rate the dive sights as second in the Caribbean to the Bloodywall dive off of Little Cayman -- would rate the dive shop personnel, boat and facilities as 5 stars!! (We brought all of our own dive gear only needed weights and tanks

The island has a few good restaurants and bars -- Chez Bubba and the Highway Bar in Windward are musts for good food and conversation

This was one of three islands we dove at on a 12 day trip -- the other two were St Kitts and St Marteen -- Saba is definitely the best of those three
Websites Sea Saba   Queens Gardens Resort & Spa

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Azores;French Polynesia Islands(Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea);Grand & Little Cayman;Bahamas;Puerto Morelos Mexico;US Virgins; FL Keys;
Closest Airport Saba Getting There Fly WinAir from St Marteen -- right on time -- land at worlds shortest commercial runway!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 73-79°F / 23-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions no real restrictions - other than stay above 100-110 feet
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 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments My dive buddy -- who I have know since elementary school and I have dove with since 1972 -- and I used Go Pros so very little added attention needed for cameras
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