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Dive Review of Anchor Dive Center/Villa Margarita in
Virgin Islands/St Croix

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Brent Foster, TX, USA (1 report)
Report Number 3794
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
81   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
45 to 50 minutes  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
I took UWP as my last AOW certification dive.  Had alot to photograph and
have alot to learn.  Scott Cook, my AOW instructor, took considerable time
in pointing out excellent subject matter.  Fair camera deck on board the
dive boat and fresh water rinse.
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   
5 stars    
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 amazement at the
real world of scuba diving.

Having planned the trip and AOW certification about three months ago, Wiz
and his staff made sure I got the best possible traning.  Assigned to Scott
Cook, PADI Instructor, for my AOW and EAN training was a blessing.  He took
great care to insure I was safe and learning.  His ability to point out the
smallest critters still has my jaw down around my chest.

These guys are simply exceptional in every way.

The wife and I lodged at Villa Margarita, about a 15 minute drive to
Christiansted and the Airport.  Its a B&B at Salt River (where Anchor
is located)and it could not have been more perfect.  John, an accomplished
diver, and Adele made it a point to inform us they don't serve
breakfast-they substitue HAPPY HOURs-which was perfect for the wife &
I.  Also, the Anchor East Wall and Gentle Winds dive sites are out about
1/4 mile from Villa Margarita and the wife truly enjoyed monitoring the
dive progress from our balcony.  Did I mention that most of the dive sites
that I visited are only about 5 minutes from Anchors dock.

I am sure I will dive some dramatic and exotic locations in the future, but
I made some true friends on my first trip.  Going to be Hard to Beat.
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