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Dive Review of Chris Sawyer Diving Centre/Renaissance Grand Beach Resort] in
Virgin Islands/St. Thomas

January, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Stephen Moore, Ontario, Ontario (3 reports)
Report Number 549

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Reporter
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Venezuela, Dominican
Republic, Turks & Caicos, Mayan Riviera, Bahamas, Hawaii, Curacao

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth and time limits.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
No dedicated camera table or rinse tank. However, crew were very helpful in
assisting with still and video cameras. Also very helpful in assisting in
find subjects to photograph or video. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The diving around the east of end of St. Thomas is average. The crew was
very friendly and helpful and showed us the best of what was available. The
hilight of the trip was the visit to the RMS Rhone. These two dives were
fantastic and the the Rhone's reputation is well earned. Chris Sawyer gives
a 45 minutes history talk on the way to the site which has more info than
any of the books I have subsequently read. The crew is a lot of fun to dive
with but very safety concsious. My wife's reg needed to have its tuning
tweaked and this was done overnight at no charge. My high pressure hose
blew at the beginning of the second dive on the Rhone. I thought my second
dive was toast. After I threw my BC onto the dive platform in disgust Chris
Sawyer had installed a new hose and SPG on my regulator by time I dragged
myself onto the dive platform. The second dive was saved and I got some
great video. 
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