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Dive Review of Kenneth/Timothys Beach Hotel in
St. Kitts and Nevis

Kenneth/Timothys Beach Hotel, Jul, 2003,

by Bonnie Hirschhorn, NY, USA . Report 648.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bay Islands (Utila & Roatan)Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel, Yucatan, Hawaii, St Thomas, St John, Florida Keys, Long Island Sound NY, Lake Champlain Vt.,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions depth limits and time enforced by dive master due to the limited experience of some divers as well as the area visited due to the limited number of divers on the boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments n/a

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments If I had known that Timothy Beach Resort was as isolated as it was from town with no public transportation available, and that there were no generators in the guest rooms and that power outages were common and long lasting; and if I had realized that the dive sites that were "best" were not visited "off season" because they were too costly to go to, maybe I would have returned to the Utila Lodge or used SeaScuba in Cozumel for my dose of splendid diving. Kennth Dive shop is the most reputable operation on St Kitts, respected by all the locals and asked for by the tourists - but because it was off season the dive master would or could not go beyond Frigate Bay. Each set of dives included one wreck; small critters abound and the dive master (Vijay) was a great at finding the tiniest and most outrageous creatures. St. Kitts is a bustling island but many essentials for divers are unavailable (I could not find a 3.6 volt battery for my computer in any store in the capital)- bring all your "stuff" making no assumptions about being able to purchase items in an "emergency". I suspect that I will not return to St Kitts but will miss the opportunity to dive with Vijay at more exciting sites at some future time. The best meal I had on the island was at the "X's" restaurant, a shack right across the parking lot in front of the Timothy Beach Resort. If you go, don't miss out on the made to order meals and the congenial staff.
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