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“Great dive operator” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center

Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center
PO Box 598, Windwardside, Saba
+599-416-2246
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Owner description: At Sea Saba, we recognize that choosing the right dive operation can make the difference between a good dive trip and an extraordinary diving experience. Great boats, attentive service and professionalism are the final touches; the core is making the most of each underwater experience.
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great dive operator”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Very organized, professional and knowledgable dive guides, safety oriented but relaxed enough to not make things stressful. Comprehensive dive briefs and no limit to dive times except for NDL so more experienced divers not disadvantaged. Boat was good for the short trips to the dive sights. Crew would change equipment for you and it would be all set up each day and in place ready to go which is excellent considering you don't want to be lugging things around Saba. A nice touch is the dive log printout given at the end of the dive trip, only suggestion would be find a way to email this as it was ruined by the end of our 4 weeks, and it would be nice to have a digital copy to include in a photo book.

Visited April 2013
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Marysville, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best dive operation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We have been diving for 15 years and this is one of the best dive operations we have used. Their attention to detail is great. Not only do they want to make sure your dives are safe and fun they want to make sure you enjoy the beautiful island of Saba. They arranged all our transportation and reservations to local restaurants and also set up a local tour. They also arranged our transportation to and from the airport. It is about a 15 minute drive down the very steep road from Windwardside to the port where the 2 dive boats are. Our driver picked us up at 8:45AM on the dot and was prompt at picking us up after our dives. After being picked up at the port our driver always made a stop at the shop in Windwardside so Lynn or Mel could check and see that we enjoyed our dives and gave us options for the rest of the day. As for the boat crews - wonderful. Experience, patience, personality, knowledge and helpfullness are just a few adjectives. You can't go wrong with Sea Saba.

Visited April 2013
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Mussoorie, India
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51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Top Notch Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Sea Saba stood out amongst the dive operators, and while they weren't my choice (mostly because I wasn't arranging the holiday!), I can't think of going to any other operator after the amazing experience we had with them. The dive guides are clear-spoken, international (as is the tendency), and knowledgeable about their area. They also divide the responsibilities up (the boat captains are also divemasters/guides, and after mooring the boat for the second dive, would also lead it; the other divemasters would help catch the mooring lines, anchor the boat, etc); it's clearly a well-organized group. Every morning the taxi from our hotel to the bay would stop at Sea Saba and a staffer would come out to check and make sure everyone had everything, and so the Sea Saba office could make any dinner reservations needed, answer questions, etc. At the end of our stay, they gave us a sheet with all of our dives - the location, dive profile, fish of the dive, etc.

Visited December 2012
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Longmont CO
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“reliable & well run dive shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

efficient service, nice dive shop. Mel and Lynne are very organized. Good boats, organized and easy ride to dive sites.

Visited May 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great service, great staff, great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Four of just returned from a week of diving with Sea Saba. We had a great time. The crew on the boat did everything they could to insure safe, fun dives. They handle all the gear and set up, which we really appreciate. The land staff checks in with everyone before the dive and upon return, to make sure all is well and everyone is happy. They handled issues for us related to our lodging, saving us the trouble of tracking down the cottage care taker. They advised every morning what restaurants were open or closed, what was happening on the island that night, and handled dinner reservations. Reservations are very important on this tiny island, even for the bar BBQ, so we appreciated that service too. All in all a great, well run operation. Thanks Sea Saba.

Visited April 2013
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