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St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures/ Hotel Caravelle Full report N   St. Croix   The staff was very competent and professional. Ed & Molly are the owners, the DM's are Marc, Bill & Shelly, and another Bill. They... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2008   Dave Dori
500+ Dives
 
Anchor Dive Center/ Villa Margarita Full report N   St Croix   I am a beginner, going from OW straight to AOW. So as you can imagine, being my first salt water experience, I was in complete am... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2008   Brent Foster
<100 Dives
 
Nekton Dive Cruises Full report Y   St. Croix   This was our fifth trip with Nekton Dive Cruises. As usual, we had a great time. Captain Nelson oversaw a top-notch crew, who al... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2007   Bob & Carolyn Smith
250+ Dives
 
Cane Bay Scuba/ Divi Carina Bay Full report N   St. Croix   Excellent boats with very easy entry. No large crowds because boats only hold 6. Diving times are flexible and the staff is very c... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2007   David Pace
250+ Dives
 
Underwater Safari/ Queen Mary 2 cruise Full report N   St. Thomas   This was a moderately priced shore excursion ($99 for a 2-tank dive). The dive boat was berthed a short walk from the cruise ship... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Robert Rollin
100+ Dives
 
Sail Caribbean Divers/ Queen Mary 2 cruise Full report N   Tortola]   This was a fairly pricey ($139/person) shore excursion purchased from the ship. For this we were provided transportation to/from ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Robert Rollin
100+ Dives
 
Low Key Watersports Full report N   St John   All dives are lead by a dive master or instructor. After they get to know you, they let you stay in the water extra time at the e... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2007   Richard Blackburn
500+ Dives
 
Underwater Safaris Full report N   Charlotte Amalie   Dove as a shore excursion from Disney Wonder cruise ship. Visted the Supermarket with rows of coral covered lava banks extending u... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2007   Don Winchester
<100 Dives
 
St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures/ The Palms at Pelican Cove Full report N   St. Croix   Aug. 25 - Sep. 2 trip. We booked with SCUBA based on a referral, and we're very glad we did. Their entire operation is friendly a... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2007   Tammy & Randy Hauk
<100 Dives
 
Down Under Watersports Full report N   St John   This was my first visit to St John. My wife (who is a non-diver) and I chose St. John to enjoy a relaxing, off the beaten path vac... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2007   Greg Harnish
<100 Dives
 
Cruz Bay Watersports/ Westin St. John Full report N   St. John   A great location, and the folks at Cruz Bay Watersports are exceptional! You are free to find critters to photograph, and are tru... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   Andrew Kalman
250+ Dives
 
we be divin'/ anegada reef resort Full report N   anegada   Anegada is a great little island in the BVI's, the only coral island amongst the other volcanic islands. The beaches are beautiful... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
7/2007   Allison Scheflow
250+ Dives
 
Caribbean Sail Divers/ Cooper Island Beach Club Full report N   Cooper Island   If you want to get away from it all in beautiful tropical surroundings with pictureche views of the British Virgin Islands, Cooper... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2007   Mark Thorne
250+ Dives
 
Blue Water Divers Full report N   Tortola   Diving: Blue Water Divers (BWD) was an ok, but not great, operation. There were 6-8 divers per trip. Boat was adequate, but bare... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   Brant Cheikes
250+ Dives
 
Blue Water Divers/ Myett's Hotel Full report N   Tortola, British Virgin Island   [None] We are a diver & non-diver traveling together, so this wasnt necessarily a dive-dedicated trip, but it worked out perfect... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2006   Jeff Robertson
250+ Dives
 
N2 the Blue Full report N   St Croix   Excellent dive boat. Small 6 pack. Dive master was extremely knowledgable on the sites and the conditions. Gave a very thorough pr... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2006   Bill Edgin
250+ Dives
 
Lowkey Watersports/ Estate Lindholm Full report N   St John   Estate Lindholm is a small colony of nice little effiency rooms - not on the water, but has good views and quite comfortable for t... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2007   George T Felt
<100 Dives
 
N2Blue/ Carambola Full report N   St. Croix   This is third year in a row to return to N2Blue. Derrick/Anne Marie are a husband wife team. Both are DMs and boat captains that t... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2006   Larry Polster
1000+ Dives
 
Paradise Watersports/ Peter Island Resort Full report N   British VI   Peter Island offers world-class service and excellent meals. This is a grat resort with beautiful beaches. Diving in the BVIs is... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2006   Lourdes De Cardenas
250+ Dives
 
Anchor Dive/ Carambola Beach Resort Full report N   St. Croix   Anchor is a fantastic shop to dive with. The divemasters were very knowlegable and on the look out for everything under the water... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2006   Maria Smith
<100 Dives
 
Admiralty Dive Center/ Marriott Frenchman's Reef Full report N   Saint Thomas   Went to Marriott's Frenchmans Reef for 4 days. When I called a week ahead to ask about diving and said I did not want to end up in... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2006   Al Fleig
100+ Dives
 
Dive Experience/ Sugar Beach Condos Full report N   St Croix   Although February is a popular time to visit the Caribbean, the water is often choppy and the vis isn't as clear as the summer. T... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2006   Tracey
100+ Dives
 
Scuba West, Scuba Shack, Cane Bay Divers Full report N   St. Croix   I had made prior arrangements with Scuba West to dive from Frederickstead on two days. I specified that my son and I wanted to div... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2006   Gabriel I. Peñagarícano
500+ Dives
 
Windjammer Full report Y   British   This ship was the Windjammer Mandalay. Itinery was British Virgin Islands. The Windjammer boats advertize in the dive magazines a... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Dr. John L. Banks, Jr.
500+ Dives
 
Kilbrides's Sunchaser Scuba/ Bitter End Full report N   Virgin Gorda   This is a dive operation geared to recreational diviers. There is very little to see other than the Chikuzen wreck, and that only ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   Gabriel I. Penagaricano
500+ Dives
 
Dive Experience/ Hotel-on-the-Cay Full report N   St. Croix   I am a 55 yo male (PADI MAster Scuba Diver) and I took my 19 yo son (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver with specialties). We used the... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2006   Bernie Urbanik
100+ Dives
 
Cane Bay Dive Shop/ Villa Dawn Full report N   St. Croix   In 2 words: NO FISH!! The marine life about St. Croix is noticeably diminished from 3 years when I was diving there last. It is p... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Michael J. Millet
500+ Dives
 
www.N2Blue.com/ Carambola Full report N   St. Croix   This was our 3rd trip to St. Croix and 2nd one with N2Blue dive shop. Derrick and Anna were both dive masters and boat captains so... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2005   Larry Polstre
250+ Dives
 
Dive BVI/ biras creek Full report N   BVI[N/A]   Diving in the BVI has been written about extensively, and I have been here many times over the last twenty years. It's usually jus... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2005   mickey rosenberg
100+ Dives
 
Chris sawyer Dive Ctr/ Fairfield @ Elysian Beach Full report N   St. Thomas   I knew nothing of virgin islands. St Thomas is NOT the tropical beach paradise of Cayman, etc.It is a rock w/small sand coves suro... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
1/2006   Gino Dubay
250+ Dives
 
SCUBA/ Villa Margarita Full report N   St. Croix   Jim, my husband, and I took our first empty nester vacation to St. Croix. We picked the destination because of their wall dive... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2006   JoAn Ferguson
<100 Dives
 
UBS Divers/ Tamarind Club Full report N   Tortola   Decided that I needed a few days away to clear my head under the waters of the Caribbean due to my wife's health concerns and fina... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2005   Chuck Levine
100+ Dives
 
Chris Sawyer Dive Center/ [Frenchman's Reef Resort Full report N   [N/A]   I was only in St. Thomas for 4 days for a convention. Chris Sawyer, in Red Hook, was very willing to accomodate me and my dive bud... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Richard W. Zuckerman
250+ Dives
 
Cane Bay Dive Center/ Cane Bay Reef Club Full report N   St. Croix   There are two types of Dive operators on St. Croix. One is your typical "Cattle Boat" diving. The other is 4-6 diver inflatable ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   Gary Welna
250+ Dives
 
Chris Sawyer Diving Center Full report N   RMS Rhone wreck   This trip consisted of two dives. Our dive boat left out of Red Hook, St. Thomas at 8:30 AM and returned at 4:00 PM. A cold lunch ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   Carole Mouton
250+ Dives
 
SCUBA (St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures)/ Villa Margarita Full report N   St. Croix   SCUBA (St. Croixs Ultimate Blue Water Adventures) tried very hard to live up to its reputation as the friendliest dive show on e... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Nancy Olah
100+ Dives
 
Low Key Water Sports/ Gallows Point Full report N   St. John   St. John, one of the USVIs is a lush and lovely island with approximately 4,000 residents. It is a short ferry ride from the hustl... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   Peter & Robin Jordan
250+ Dives
 
Cane Bay Dive Shop/ Cane Bay Reef Club Full report N   St. Croix   Choose St. Croix because we were taking along an inexperienced traveler/diver; looking for something tropical, yet convenient. St... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Karen Becker
500+ Dives
 
Cruz Bay Watersports Co. and Dive Boats Inc./ Westin Full report N   West Congo   The dive boat Sea Quest was well laid out for about 15 to twenty divers. It has all the safety gear on board. A warm fresh water s... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2004   Gary
<100 Dives
 
SCUBA, N2O and Cane Bay Divers/ Villa Margrarita Guest House. Full report N   St. Sroix   SCUBA is an excellent operator in every aspect. I could not find any fault anywhere. N2O was good on a night dive done at the pi... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2005   paul brown
100+ Dives
 
Sail Caribbean Divers Full report N   [N/A]   This is our second trip to Cooper Island and we are planning a third one in 2005. As we experienced last year, the hotel staff at... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2004   Mark & Lynn Thorne
250+ Dives
 
Sail Caribbean Divers/ Cooper Island Beach Club Full report N   Cooper Island   Quite facility with great food. Caribbean Sail Divers picked up at dock every morning and catered to dive requests. Set up all gea... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2005   Robert & Gloria Limoges
100+ Dives
 
UBS/ Celebrity cruise ship Full report N   Tortola   We chartered a private boat with UBS to dive the RMS Rhone on our short stop while cruising the E. Caribbean. I had explored many... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2005   Hilary S
<100 Dives
 
SAIL CARIBBEAN/ COOPER IS HIDEAWAYS Full report N   COOPER ISLAND   We flew Delta from Tallahassee to Atlanta to St. Thomas; then took a ferry to Roadtown, Tortola where we stayed overnigh... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2005   CAPT JOHN THURBER
1000+ Dives
 
Peter Island Divers / Paradise Watersports/ Peter Island Resort Full report N   Peter Island   Peter Island is an amazing island. It is a large island with 1 resort and 1 dive operation. Both the resort and the dive shop ar... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2005   Jeremy
250+ Dives
 
UBS Dive Center/ Rhymer Bearch Resort Full report N   British VI, Tortola   Kate and Tony run a fantastic dive operation. By offering "private boat" service, you get exactly the dive(s) and ambience that yo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2005   James Fillmore
<100 Dives
 
Dive Experience/ Hotel on the Cay Full report N   St. Croix   Hotel is great. Location could not be better. You can even arrange shore diving with Dive Experience. Beach is fantastic. I lo... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2005   Sue Taylor
<100 Dives
 
Anchor Dive Center Full report N   St. Croix   I wish I had been forewarned of Anchor's significant limitations, both in its approach to dive safety and the handling of its fina... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
12/2004   Gabriel I. Peñagarícano
500+ Dives
 
Cruz Bay Water Sports/ Lavender Hill Condos Full report N   St.John   Date: 2005-01-22 Location: U.S. Virgin Islands Diving around St'John,USVI with Cruz Bay Watersports is easy with var... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
12/2004   Ken
1000+ Dives
 
Juliet Full report Y   [N/A]   A wonderful trip. Crew was attentive to everyone's needs - beginner to experienced. Very complete dive briefings; divemaster John... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2004   Lisa Strickland
<100 Dives
 
Blue Island Divers/ Marriott Frenchmen's Reef Full report N   St. Thomas   We did a Sunday morning lobster dive. The ride out and back was a bit bumpy. The first site was a terrific dive site just off an... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2004   DAVID ELLIS
<100 Dives
 
S.C.U.B.A./ Divi Carina Bay Full report N   St Croix   Our room at Divi was clean and had a nice wet bar with frig and microwave. We did encounter very tiny ants on the desk and wet bar... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2004   Kevin Robertson
<100 Dives
 
Blue Water Divers/ Wyndham Sugar Bay Full report N   St.Thomas   The good: Blue Water Divers are easy to work with and very friendly. They have a new boat that has a head on it as opposed to th... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
5/2003   David Reubush
250+ Dives
 
Trimanine Boat Co. Ltd (Cuan Law) Full report N   [N/A]   First live-aboard experience and it was outstanding. Annie and Duncan Muirhead run an excellent show. The crew was great. A lot o... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Gene Tinelli
250+ Dives
 
Cuan Law Full report Y   British Virgin Islands]   The Cuan Law is a sailing/power trimarine which is big, very big. The accomodations are large, clean, air conditioned and very ad... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2004   Noel Hall
250+ Dives
 
S.C.U.B.A./ Rental Villa-View Galore Full report N   St Croix/Christiansted   St. Croix Underwater Bluewater Adventures (SCUBA) was a friendly operation with a 38 foot well maintained boat leaving right off t... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2004   Rob Schmitt
<100 Dives
 
Underwater Boat Services [UBS]/ Island Hideaways Villa Rental Full report N   Tortola, BVI   UBS is a great operation. Their boat is fast, and comfortably holds 4 divers and captain/DM. You hire the boat for your party. W... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2004   Robin A. Masson
100+ Dives
 
Blue Island Divers/ Marriott Full report N   [N/A]   This was our first trip to St. Thomas. Blue Island Divers is a smaller operation with personalized service. There were never mor... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2004   Sheryl O'Connor
100+ Dives
 
Chris Sawyer Full report N   [N/A]   [None]This was our third bareboat charter in the Virgin Islands. While we rented tanks, pelicans and weights from Chris Sawyer, we... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2004   Dee Mickey
<100 Dives
 
Chris Sawyer Diving Center/ Marriott Morning Star Beach Full report N   St. Thomas   The reservation process via e-mail through their website (www.sawyerdive.vi) was easy. I was contacted via phone message a few da... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2004   Eric Frick
100+ Dives
 
Blue Island Divers/ Frenchmans Reef Full report N   St. Thomas   Small boat with capacity for only six divers. Stern ramp for entry and good ladder for reboarding. Boat captain very efficient i... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
2/2004   John Jackson
<100 Dives
 
Juliet Full report Y   British Virgin Islands   This is the first time I have sailed on the Juliet live-a-board boat. It generally goes out of Miami to the Bahamas but was porte... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2004   Paula Felver
250+ Dives
 
Coki Beach Dive Club/ Cruise Full report N   St.Thomas   My daughters did the Discover Program and I joined them on the open water dive. Saw a hawksbill turtle, coral sponges and reef fi... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
1/2004   Bruce Thompson
<100 Dives
 
Cuan Law Full report Y     The trip advertises "not for begginers" and this is very true. My wife and I had about 100 dives before we signed up and honesly ... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
11/2004   Phil Tobin
100+ Dives
 
Sail Carribean/ Cooper Island Beach Club Full report N   Cooper Island, BVI   If you like to get away from it all, while having everything you would ever need...go to Cooper Island Beach Resort and use Sail C... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2003   Mark Thorne
250+ Dives
 
St. Thomas Diving Club/ Bolongo Bay Beach Club Full report N   St. Thomas   St. Thomas has come out of its slump! I first dove St. Thomas in 1980. Then, there were urchins everywhere and the coral was healt... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Kenneth Marks
100+ Dives
 
Chris Sawyer/ Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort Full report N   St. Thomas   Chris and his crew did an excellent job making us feel very cared for. All the crew was very knowledgeable about the area, and ab... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2003   Brian Smith
100+ Dives
 
Chris Sawyer Diving Centre/ Renaissance Grand Beach Resort] Full report N   St. Thomas   The diving around the east of end of St. Thomas is average. The crew was very friendly and helpful and showed us the best of what ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2003   Stephen Moore
100+ Dives
 
Blue Island Divers/ Marriott Frenchman's Reef Full report N   St. Thomas   The boat was small, with no head and, when you reach a certain age, a head is a welcome relief after each dive. (I was told a new... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   David E. Reubush
250+ Dives
 
Trimarine Boat Company - Full report N   BVI   This is our second trip on the "Cuan Law" and we were just as pleased as on our first. The boat (105' x 44') is spacious and well... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2003   Victor A. Bary
100+ Dives
 
Anchor Dive/Bluewater (S.C.U.B.A.) Divers/ The Waves at Cane Bay Full report N   St. Croix   Anchor Dive is located at Salt River. They have a nice boat (8divers max) and a terrific staff ((Wiz (D.M.)& Tucker (boat driver... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2003   Donald Hoft
500+ Dives
 
Chris Sawyer & Admiralty Dive/ Marriott Renaissance Grand Full report N   St Thomas   Dove with Admiralty Dive out of the Holiday Inn Windward Passage Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas on Sunday and Chris Sawyer Diving Ce... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2003   Richard Heath
250+ Dives
 
The Waves at Cane Bay Full report N   Cane Bay, St. Croix   The Waves at Cane Bay has about 15 rooms, most with a/c. Rooms have kitchens; king size beds; showers, and small in room safes- ve... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2003   Richard Heath
250+ Dives
 
Casa del Mar/ El Conquistador Hotel Full report N   St. Thomas   Carlos Bejares, the owner/divemaster at Casa del Mar dive shop is one of the most experienced and helpful persons it has been my p... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2002   Gabriel I. Peñagarícano
250+ Dives
 
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