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Dive Review of Cruz Bay Watersports/westin st John resort in
Virgin Islands/Pillsbury Sound St John

February, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Kenneth Katz, NJ, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 5398
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
bahamas, bonaire, Cozumel, St Lucia, barbados, Guadaloupe
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
40 mines or 500 PSI 3 minute safety stop at 10 feet  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Special Rinse Tank on the boat for Cameras
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
This is one of two Dive Ops on the western part of the island near Cruz 
Bay. This boat operates out of the Westin St John resort. A small boat take
8 or so divers to sites in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the Pillsbury
Sound and other very local waters. The dive sites are a 15-20 mines boat
Lots of variation in the underwater terrain. Cuts, Canyons, Ledges. Mounds,
tongue and Groove. Lots of reef fish, turtles on most dives, eels and all
the other usual suspects.
The restaurants are fabulous, the Hotels beautiful, and there are many
beaches especially out east where you might be alone on the beach.
The one flaw with this op is the speed of the whole adventure. The boat
leaves about 8:45 and is back after two dives by 11:30. Too fast for me.
Mike the DM and James the captain were knowledgeable and helpful.
The Westin St. John Resort is first class. Period!
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