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Dive Review of Admiralty Dive Center/Best Western Carib in
Virgin Islands/St. Thomas

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Brian Sumner, OH, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4506
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
St. John, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Ohio quarries
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
76   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Step onto boat with 500psi, stay with group.  Most dives in the 45-70 foot
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
Completed AOW with fiancee.  Their boat doesn't have a head or anywhere to
change, so be prepared to slip out of whatever you wore from the dock
directly into your exposure suit.  The best dive was the Navy Barges, which
had an incredible array of tropical fish and creatures.  We could have
dived that site many times and never tired of it.  Had two problems with
rental BC:  1) Low pressure hose leaked badly and I lost a fair amount of
air in short time - ended up taking buddy's (fiancee's) octo for safety
stop or I would have run out of air.  2) tank came loose in the water (this
happened to two other divers as well) after the staff set up the equipment.
 Best advice is to check your gear before diving.  Hotel was so-so, but
modestly priced and we were there to dive anyway, so no big deal.
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