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Stavronikita

Bridgetown, Barbados
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical marine life.
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Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Make sure you dive this wreck, i almost didn't and i would have regretted it. Great dive for beginners/intermediate. Nice warm and clear water makes this a really enjoyable dive.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I loved this dive. It's a very easy-going deep dive with an easy descent and ascent along the enormous mast. There are plenty of good areas of the wreck to safely penetrate and the height of the ship means it can accommodate a range of diver [advanced] abilities (not everyone will be comfortable going down to the prop). When I... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Dived the Stav with Eco Dive. Conditions on the day were not the best, with reduced visibility and a slightly choppy surface but it was still a great dive nonetheless. Lots of wildlife, but apart from a turtle in the distance, nothing spectacular. I'll definitely be going back again, and almost certainly with Eco Dive.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent wreck dive and great visibility (even at 100 feet). You might be lucky to run into some beautiful turtles and rays in and/or around the wreck!! There is usually a resident barracuda prowling around as well!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I dove the "Stav" with the guys Barbados Blue Dive Shop. This 365' long Greek freighter sits on the bottom at about 125', but the mast is only about 20' under the surface. We dove along the starboard side of the ship, entered at about 75' and proceeded down to the stern where we exited near the... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

With West Side Scuba a good dive on a wreck that is still in one piece. A 40 minutes dive at about 26mts plus a decompression stop.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Went down with West side Scuba and they brought us at the Stavronikita on the second day. Although we are just qualified and not suppose to go to 40meters, we stayed below 30 meters and it was still amazing. The vis was great and the ship itself is huge and impressive, its inclinaison is perfect to watch from above and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Buddied up with Divemaster, Sim from Dive High Tides next to the Colony Club Hotel. After not diving for almost 2 years felt very safe. The visibility was excellent and much enjoyed being led through various splits in the hull, round the fully preserved propeller etc. A must not miss site for any diver visiting Barbados!

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newcastle on Tyne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We dived with Hightide Water Sports and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The Stav is slowly collapsing and has become more interesting than when we dived it 2 years ago. Because we had a one-on-one dive we got to see much more than with a larger group previously. We can't fault Hightide!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

clear and warm water; lots of life and colorful corals ...we went with Barbados Blue dive center twice and both dives were fantastic... hope to get back soon

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