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Dive Review of Casa del Mar/El Conquistador Hotel in
Virgin Islands/St. Thomas

December, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Gabriel I. Peñagarícano, PR, USA
Report Number 287
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Everywhere.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
83   to 84    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
The facilities on board the ship were very good with plenty of room and
rinse tanks.
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
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Carlos Bejares, the owner/divemaster at Casa del Mar dive shop is one of
the most experienced and helpful persons it has been my pleasure to dive
with. There are no restrictions for advanced divers and the sites he chose
were excellent, even though they were quite a ways from his facility in
Fajardo, P.R. Sail Rock and the Shoal wrech in St. Thomas are sites worth
returning to, speciallu with this dive operator.
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