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Dive Review of Pro-Divers, Inc. in
St. Kitts and Nevis

August, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by William Ungerman, CA, USA
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 4277
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indo-Pacific, Caribbean, Tropical Atlantic, California, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Pretty loose follow the divemaster routine.  No presure to get in line and
no problem if you wandered off with your dive buddy.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Not set up for U/W photographers.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
We booked this dive excursion with Pro-Divers via the Internet, intending
to dive off a cruise ship.  The contact person was Margot MacLeod.  Her
husband Auston and she own the operation.  We emphasized that the family of
four were experienced divers and hoped to be taken to other than a thirty
foot sand bottom for thirty minutes.  They accomodated, asking us (a
collective us of a dozen divers) where we wanted to go (after picking us up
at the cruise ship dock).

We dove a non-descript reef on the first dive appropriately named (after
some prodding) "No Name Reef."  It was a basic Caribbean low
profile reef with modest fish life and some evidence of sand and algae on
the coral.  It was okay but pretty underwhelming for a start.  On the
second dive we went to the Wreck of the Talata and the Barge.  Now this was
meritorious and worthwhile.  The Talata was a 200 foot freighter that I
believe they said was sunk in a hurricane.  It is scattered over a 100
square yards of the ocean floor at about 80 feet.  The Barge is a second
wreck about a 100 meters away sitting on a sloping wall.  It's intact. 
Both wrecks featured huge Morays slithering around.  The air fills were 2
or 3 hundred pounds short of 3 thousand but teh boat was real nice to dive
from and remounting was easy and crew helpful.

Both Margot and Auston were extremely cordial and helpful.  Despite divers
of varying degress of proficiency, they made all feel welcome and
comfortable.  Once Auston saw you knew what you were doing, he let you
pretty much explore at will; just be back onboard with 500 PSI.  I'm not
sure St Kitts rates a full week of diving (maybe) but it certainly merits
an investment in a couple days and absolutely if you're coming off a cruise
ship.  Pro-Divers is also a good choice.
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