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Dive Review of Cane Bay Dive Shop/The Palms at Pelican Cove in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

August, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Steve Busby, TX, US (1 report)
Report Number 6670
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Galapagos, Indonesia, Fiji,
Mexico, Bonne Terre Mine, Belize, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
1
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Group diving limited only by air supply...out of the water with 500 psi or
better.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Comments
Boat needed larger rise tubs. Got a little crowded.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
5 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The island amenities were excellent with the exception of larger groups. We
traveled with a group of 12 and most restaurants offered little to no help
in separating the check. Quite rude in a couple of restaurants.
The diving was great. The coral was in good shape and there was even
progress in getting Staghorn coral to develop.
The dive operator and hotel services were exceptional and I highly
recommend both. I would return to St Croix and use the same facilities.
I wish we had known the correct wall dive from a diver magazine I had
researched. The site was called Vertigo and I would have liked to have made
that dive. However, the wall dive we made was also good, North Star. 
The Fredericksted Pier is a must do dive both daylight and a night dive. We
saw many smaller Octopi, Frog fish, Bat fish, and turtles. An amazing
shallow dive.
Diving was as long as you wanted with only a 500 psi or better when
returning to the boat.
So most of our dive were at least 60 minutes or better. We were able to add
dives since our package only included 2 dives per day. Cane Bay Dive Shop
was very accommodating and helpful and even arranged for lunch on our 3
dive days.
The shore diving was at Cane Bay and was an exceptional shore dive.
As mentioned, I would return to St. Croix.

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