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Dive Review of Anse Chastanet Resort/Anse Chastanet in
St. Lucia/St Lucia

September, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Victor A Bary, NJ, US
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Report Number 6227
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bonaire, Curacao, Fiji, Indonesia, Spidan, Turks
& Cacaos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time and depth, wil lattitude for divers with computers  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Anse Chastanet is a luxury resort (our room 7F at the top of the hill has
an unbelievable view of the two Pitons from its open floor plan) with a
very good dive operation.  This was our third visit.  Our rental BCs and
regs were nearly new and top quality.  The dive boats are well designed,
the dive staff friendly and accomodating. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
A number of the dive staff remembered us, and a mumber of the dive masters
(e.g., Keafer) and boat captains (Felix) were particularly friendly an
accomodating.  All sites (other than a wreck dive)are within a marine park
and minutes from the dive operation, so surface intervals are back at the
dive operation.  Generally, there were only 4 of us on the boat, ourselves
and our travel partners.  The marine park is alive with sponges, coral,
small criters (arrow crabs, Pedersen shrimp, banded coral shrimp) large
crabs and lobsters, juvenile drums, and small grouper (which now that this
is a marine park, may one day be large grouper), and eels (morays and snake
eels).  The presence of 4 fish traps at one site indicates that not all
islanders have bought into the marine park concept.  The dive operation has
numerous lockers with padlocks and a large drying area.
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