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“Great dive operation”

Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center
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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. The combination of the most experienced dive team, great boats, attentive service and professionalism are the ingredients that allow us to provide the utmost in your underwater experience. Big boats don't mean big crowds. Our 40-foot boats have 2 decks with sun protection, sturdy platforms and ladders. With 2 boats, we can split our divers according to experience levels and diving styles. For more than 30 years, Sea Saba is the proven dive center in the region.
Jenks, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great dive operation”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Dive staff Torsten, Ollie, Becka, and Rueben made this dive trip one to remember. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. My wife and I are experienced divers and know the difference. This staff was top notch. SeaSaba made every detail of this trip a positive, from transfers to diving to hotel, etc. Beautiful place to dive. Profiles unlike anywhere else. Thanks guys!!

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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“Outstanding Dive Operation”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We just returned from our fifth trip to Saba. Each time we've used Sea Saba as our dive operator. There's an excellent reason why we keep coming back. They offer FIRST CLASS customer service and do their best to cater to their divers as individuals and a group. They do everything possible to ensure each of their divers have the best possible time, while maintaining the highest safety level. Every Sea Saba Staff member, from the owners, to office staff, to boat captains, to DI's are competant, knowlegable, hard working and personable. Everyone makes you feel like you're "part of the family" and a V.I.P. Guest all at the same time. They keep track of your preferences on how to set up your gear (or if you prefer to do it yourself) the type of diving you prefer, etc. and make every effort to see that you get the most out of each dive. For most dives you're free to either follow the guide or buddy up and do your own thing. Can't imagine not staying with the Guide though since they find and point things out we'd never find on our own.

Our first day this trip, weather made it difficult to get to the boat. We managed to make it, while others could not. Instead of keeping us waiting for the other divers to arrive, they decided to take one of their two well maintained, comfortable boats out JUST FOR THREE OF US! How often does that happen?

We've always been more focused on the large pelagics but the Sea Saba staff has given us a new appreciation for the macro experience that Saba also offers. Our second night dive provided VERY active nurse sharks hunting by our torch lights to turning our torches in and enjoying the most amazing light show (as provided by a local biolumenesence called Ostracods)... that can be imagined.

Whether you're highly experienced or a novice, Sea Saba will find a way to ensure you maximize your dive vacation time and money. We simply can't say enough about the organization or their people.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great dive operator”
Reviewed May 9, 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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“Best dive operation”
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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“Top Notch Service”
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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