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Dive Review of Blue Water Divers/Long Bay Resort in
Virgin Islands/Sir Francis Drake Channel

February, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by kenneth Katz, nJ, united States
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 3993
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All Virgin Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Bahamas,St Lucia,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow the leader  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Rinse tank on board
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
2 stars    
Tortola is a beautiful, green and hilly island. Long Bay is very nicely
situated on a beautiful white sandy beach. Just off the beach is much dead
coral which makes it difficult in some places to enter and swim, though the
are spots where it's nice and sandy and I enjoyed body surfing in the surf.

Blue Water Divers(BWD) ( located at Nanny Cay ) has several over- used and
not kept up boats. The dive staff was extremely helpful and somewhat
apologetic. They knew where the critters lived and gave us a good amount of
bottom time. I guess this was only fair since at least an hour and a half
was spent picking up bare boaters at half a dozen anchorages. They had two
to three boats and every one stopped to pick up a diver or two. They had
fresh water and cheap beer.
I had only one opportunity to dive with Dan Betta. He was definetly a fish
finder. On one dive he pointed out 5 different Hamlets, 4 types of
butterfly fish, 7 different parrotfish, flounders and an octopus. The other
dive masters were all sharp. On two of the six diving days I was alone with
the divemaster. We dove my computer and had a blast.
The wreck of the Rhone was to die for. I took a hundred pictures and just
had a great two dives. 
BWD would not buoy if there was an surge or current. This might have been a
case of diving to the least capable, but very extreme. 
I probably would try another operator next visit to the BVI.
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