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Dive Review of Cane Bay Divers/Cane Bay Reef Club in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

June, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by James McMeisn, WA, USA
Report Number 65
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
3 minute safety stop  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Due to the size of the dive boat -10', uses a cooler for storage of camera
gear but since boat is limited to 4 divers, not a problem.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Cane Bay Reef Club is a quaint small facility with a medium sized swimming
pool. A/C in most of the rooms and rooms are large with cable TV's,
refrigerator and full cooking facilities. On our arrival the owner took us
to a local supermarket and we stocked up on food for the week as well as
drinks. Restaurant on site serves good food and has several special nights,
one is lobster night for under $20 and one night is Mexican night where you
have a buffet that all you can eat for under $8. Cane Bay dive shops is
about a 15min walk from the hotel. Dive boat is a 10' inflatable, max 4
divers, diveguide & boat captian. Entry is accomplished by unzipping
the deck in the bow, sitting with legs through the hole, they put your bc
on and then you do a forward roll under the boat. Looks strange but it
works great. Since most of the dive sites are within 10-15mins you don't
spend to much time on it. Of course you go back in between dives to get
fresh tanks. 3 boat dives a day plus they have shore diving ($5 a tank) and
it is about a 300 yard swim out to the reef but well worth it. One
complaint, on one dive we initially planned to drift and diveguide was
going to drag a float along, after arrival at the site, diveguide checked
the water said there was a current going in the direction of the dive so
had the boat go to next mooring to await us instead of following us plus he
didn't take the float. Of course half way through the dive a strong current
came up in the opposite direction! Two divers got very low on air and by
the time my wife and I were getting low the diveguide was so far ahead we
couldn't get his attention. We gathered up on of the other divers how was
down to 300 and did our safety stop and then went to surface, of course the
boat was several hundered yards from us. Later I asked the diveguide why he
hadn't stopped the dive after runing into the current and the fact that
he'd actually started swimming faster agains the current. His response
"I wanted to get to where the boat was anchored becuase I knew you
would be getting low on air, so I figured if we went faster, we'd get there
quicker!" Other then that the diving was very good here and corals are
very healthy with lots of small critters. On our last dive before leaving,
my wife and I were diving in 60' of water when a 4.0 earthquake hit on St.
Thomas across the water from us. An unusal experiance.
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