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

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Tom & Lynn Hayes, FL, USA
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Report Number 3408
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Australia, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None with computers- common sense  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Anse Chastanet is a great resort.  The rooms are spacious and the service
is first-rate, probably the best of any resort we have been to around the
world.  There is no A/C, but there are fans and cooling is adequate. 
Mosquito netting over the bed is provided, and we had no trouble, even
though it was fairly warm during the week.  The views from the hillside
rooms are spectacular.  There are 305 steps from the beach up to rooms
numbered 7, which have the best views.  The Jade Mountain section is even
higher, but tend to be a little pricey.  However, there are beachside rooms
which require no climbing.  There is regular shuttle service for those who
can't do steps.  Diving is limited to scheduled boat and shore dive- no
unaccompanied diving!  A lot of beginners here on honeymoon, but the
divemasters let us stay down as long as we got back on the boat with 500
psi.  Snorkeling is great, and we saw nearly as much life as on the dives. 
The dive operation was also first class, although we did handle all of our
own gear on and off the boats (shore boarding).  The boats are great for
diving- good exit and entry.  Lots of excursions available thru the resort,
and they provide free kayak, sunfish, catamarans and sailboards.  Food was
tasty and varied- we never ate the same entree twice during the week.
The week is not inexpensive compared to many Caribbean islands, but we
enjoyed every aspect of the trip.  A direct flight from Atlanta made it
very easy to get to compared to many places.
More banded coral shrimp, arrow crabs, eels and small critters than we have
seen most anywhere, but not a lot of big fish, sharks or rays.  Several
people took a whale trip and saw several pods of pilot whales.
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