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

Anse Chastanet Resort/Anse Chastanet, Sep, 2011,

by Victor A Bary, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 6227.

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

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time and depth, wil lattitude for divers with computers
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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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