I scuba dive, but my 13 and 15 year old daughters don't. I wanted to expose them to my diving sport which I've done for 17 years. Captain Hook's provided a good opportunity for us to do this. I went diving with approximately 8 divers and they were in a group of easily 30 snorkelers.
In my opinion, the boat had too little staff for the number of people on the boat. We had one dive master which was good, however, there was only one person for all the snorkelers.
The group I went diving with was mixed skill level. Half of the group looked like they just completed a resort course. The dive master was good, however, he had his hands full. One woman went in with no weights. Another who I called the "coral crusher" couldn't control her buoyancy and literally was walking all over the coral. The dive master tried to adjust her BCD, but she kept doing it. On our first dive, there was another guy who couldn't get down and thus we waited on the bottom for 15 minutes while the dive master helped him. I guess I chalked it up to being with my kids, but if I was going only for a dive, I would have been very disappointed.
Our second dive, however, we lost most of the beginners and it was very good (except for the coral crusher). We saw turtles, nurse shark, blow fish, crabs. The reef was in really great shape too making the coral crusher even more of a surprise.
Overall, I would say it was one of the few options I have ever found to do both diving and snorkel, however, if I were to do only scuba, I would take another boat with Captain Hooks.
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