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Dive Review of Admiralty Dive Center 888-900-3483 in
Virgin Islands/St. Thomas

February, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Al, MD, USA
Report Number 3906
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Catalina, North Sea, Mediterranean (Greece and Spain)
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive Master and 3 to 5 divers, return to anchor before first person went
under 500 psi, return to boat before you went under 500 psi (but usually
with the group.)  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
[Very helpful with camera on entry and exit, No special facilities (wash
bucket, table) on boat. Very good at finding and pointing out small
critters for photographs.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
This was my third trip using Admiralty Divers so obviously I like them. 
They go way beyond to provide equipment and help for new divers especially
to find a warm wet suit for my daughter who gets cold even in warm water. 
On Monday I went out with two other divers and  they made a point of going
to some more advanced sites  because they knew we would be going to easier
sites for the rest of the week since my daughter and son in law would be
going with us. This was her first open water dive after becoming certified
and his introduction to scuba. He got certified, beginning to end starting
in the pool at their office on Monday, training dives on Tuesday and
Wednesday and diving on Thursday. He did the class work on-line through
their web site,, before the trip. T. On Tuesday and
Wednesday the instructor went with my son in law, a dive master went with
my daughter, myself and one other diver and the Captain stayed on board the
boat.  Three staff members for four customers!  They did a good job of
finding places to drop for training that were close to places that were
interesting for certified divers and about increasing the sites depth and
variety as the new divers became more comfortable.   On previous trips they
were very good about finding dive sites that were interesting for all the
divers and they remember where people have been and try to go to new
locations for everyone. They are also very accommodating about picking
divers up from the Marriott dock at Frenchman's reef.  St. Thomas may not
be the absolute best diving in the Caribbean but these guys provide the
best and the most friendly diving on St. Thomas.
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