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

June, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Ron & Dawn Steedman, FL, US
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Report Number 5606
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Florida Keys, Palm Beach,Barbados, Roatan, Grand Turk, Hawaii,
Bonaire,Grand Cayman-East End, Cozumel, Belize.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
40 min. on first dive, but, 60 on second.recreational dive limits  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
We were on a cruise when we dove here, but booked the diving with Admiralty
independently before leaving home.Our cruise ship arrived late, but they
waited for us with other divers already on the boat. Due to the lateness of
our arrival, they didn't take us very far from where we docked. Duane and
"Fishbutt" gave us a thorough safety briefing on the way out. The
25 ft. boat carries up to 6 divers comfortably.They have a large cooler for
snacks (bring your own- which we did)and drinking water is provided. We
brought all our equipment except BCs. The ones we rented were in good
shape, and were integrated. Our gear was set up for us, so we relaxed and
took in the scenery. Our first dive was JBK Barge-not especially exciting
or prolific- more like a Gulf dive. Though we did see a spotted moray,
small nurse shark,a queen and grey angel, hogfishes,parrots, and horse-eyed
jacks.Our gear was switched out for us between dives. The second dive was
an hour, as promised, and a much nicer dive. The site was Armando's
Paradise-nice topography: short swim-thrus with high relief, and a lot more
life.We swam past azure vase and touch-me-not sponges, stovepipes, and
golden crinoids. In attendance were scrawled cows and filefishes, a school
of about 50 sennets, spotted drums,large porcupine fish, butterflys, a
small ray,numerous tangs,etc. The crew got us back to our boat in plenty of
time, and did a fine job.
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