I'm going to be around the BHB in early October. The 2nd, 3rd and possibly the 4th. I've read many sites, posts and blogs and understand the layout, tide considerations, etc. High tides are about 3:30pm, 4:30pm & 5:30 pm on those days. I was planning to do a reef dive in the morning, but found out that the day boats don't leave until 10 am on weekdays which makes it real tight, esp. on the 2nd.
I've done a good bit of muck diving, Lembeh, Raja Ampat, Komodo, etc., but was considering hiring a guide to act as a critter finder at least for the first dive on the 2nd. Opinions on value of doing that??
Any other info would be appreciated.