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

February, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by John Jackson, CA, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 925
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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