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

October, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by R B Hoffman, TX, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 6338
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Mainly in Hawaii and the Caribbean.  
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Followed computer restrictions.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Rinse bucket provided on boat. No set-up table.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Dive staff very attentive and provided excellent service.  After we set up
gear first dive, they took care of everything the remainder of the time,
including rinsing and storing all gear at the end of the day.  The water
was always very choppy but they have devised an excellent technique to get
a diver back on the boat without bruises: A dive master comes to the ladder
when you surface and holds on to your tank while you remove equipment
before climbing ladder.  

Dive sites are mainly 5 minutes away and surface intervals are spent on
shore at the shop.  Dive masters were great at finding critters.  Never had
more than 5 divers on board.  Very careful and consistent handling of
Nitrox protocols. 

Villa Margarita is a guest house only a few minutes away.  It overlooks the
sea in a beautiful setting and the hosts are fantastic.  Great experience
there.
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