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Dive Review of Cane Bay Dive Shop in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

November, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Marmesh , FL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Great Variety of Ways to Get Wet"
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Caymans, Cocos, Palau, Belize, Roatan, Galapagos, Bonaire,
Curacao, Costa Rica, FL Keys
Closest Airport
Henry E. Rohlsen
Getting There
Direct from Miami

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Guided diving available, also opportunities to dive your own profile  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Limited camera table on the boat ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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3 stars  

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Value for $$
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After almost being blown off of Blue Corner in Palau and a slight DCS
problem in Cocos we decided to take an easier dive trip. My buddy likes
wall dives, so after some Internet research and talking with fellow divers,
we booked a 14-dive package with Cane Bay Dive Shop with a stay in one of
their superior cottages. (Any package with 10 dives or more includes
unlimited shore diving from their shop on Cane Bay Beach.)
	In St. Croix we picked up our rental car at the airport and set out.
Remember DRIVE ON THE LEFT. After only one wrong turn we made it. You cant
get real lost. The island is only 5 miles across at the widest point.
	On arrival at the dive shop, we were directed up the hill to our recently
remodeled cottage. It was quite comfortable, though there was only A.C. in
the bedroom. The kitchen had all the necessary modern conveniences. Theres
wifi and satellite TV for those who dont want to be out of touch. Drinking
water came in a 5-gallon bottle with a pump. 
The next morning we took our gear down to the shop and it was placed in
numbered mesh bags. Then, along with us, the gear was put in a van for a
drive to the dive boat.
	In a fortuitous bit of luck, wed arrived on the island when the winds on
the north side had been blowing from the east at 20-30 mph. Since it was
too rough to dive the north shore, the Newton 36 had been moved to the
sheltered west side of the island. For our first 3 dive days we rode over
to the Frederiksted pier to meet the boat.
	The first dive was the Shallow Wrecks at Butler Bay, consisting of a
sunken island freighter, a barge, an access pipe from an underwater
habitat, and finally the tugboat Northwind, slightly famous for its
appearance in Dreams of Gold, the Mel Fisher bio pic. It was a good first
dive though a bit ambitious considering the amount of area covered. We saw
a hawksbill turtle and an assortment of tropicals.
	The second dive was the deservedly famous Frederiksted Pier. We were
dropped at the seaward end of the pier and worked our way to the docked
Ibis, our dive boat. We were also informed that if we somehow got lost on
this dive they would gladly cut up our c-cards. During 
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By SwampDiver at Nov 10, 2015 12:35 EST  
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