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Dive Review of Anchor Dive/Carambola Beach Resort in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Maria Smith, KY, USA
Report Number 3055
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
86   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 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  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Anchor is a fantastic shop to dive with.  The divemasters were very
knowlegable and on the look out for everything under the water.  They were
quick to point out objects and animals of interest and identify them with a
slate.  The dive sites are numerous and close enough so the boat can return
to the shop for surface intervals.  There is a restaurant/bar on the
premises and restrooms as well.  The dive boats have fresh water for
cameras and a freshwater shower for divers.  The groups were small with 6
divers per divemaster. My gear was set up for me when I arrived each
morning, and then rinsed and stored each evening.  Anchor made it easy to
dive in this way. The divemasters are safety concious and extremely capable
of handling dangerous situations.  I met divers of all experience levels
and each seemed happy each day with the dives.  When a dive package is
purchased a complimentary kayak tour is offered.  The evening tour is
spectacular!  I already have plans to return to St. Croix and to Anchor in

Carambola resort is a nice place to stay.  Pluses include its seclusion. 
The beach is incredible as are the views.  The rooms are in the process of
being updated, but comfortable as they are.  The screened in porches for
each room are awesome.  The restaurant has a limited menu, but it is good. 
The bar is full service.  Service was excellent despite what I have read on
line.  Car rental is a MUST.  The island is easy and fun to explore with a
car.  Judy of Croix car rentals goes out of their way for you and is a
dream to rent from.  This is my second visit to this resort and will return
to it again in December.  The drive from Carambola to Anchor dive shop is
about 15 minutes of spectacular ocean front view!
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