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Dive Review of Blue Island Divers/Frenchmans Reef in
Virgin Islands/St. Thomas

Blue Island Divers/Frenchmans Reef, Feb, 2004,

by John Jackson, CA, USA ( 2 reports). Report 925.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None -- dive locations limited depth to less than 60 ft.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Separate buckets for masks and cameras.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Small boat with capacity for only six divers. Stern ramp for entry and good ladder for reboarding. Boat captain very efficient in setting up for both dives.

Dive trip limited to shallow, protected location by daughter taking "resort" course and making her first 2 dives. The divemaster was thorough in his instruction, and very encouraging in his demeanor. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and will likely follow through with full cert. The divemaster was very good about taking her where she could see lots of fish, including groupers, a large barracuda, and several turtles.
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