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Dive Review of Cruz Bay Watersports/Westin Resort in
Virgin Islands/St. John

Cruz Bay Watersports/Westin Resort, Apr, 2012,

by bob Pasker, NY, US ( 1 report). Report 6530.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions we were limited to 40-45 minutes of diving, regardless of depth. One one of the shallower dive, my buddy came up with 1800PSI!!!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments they had a small dry table and fresh water tank, but the tank was the same one used for cleaning equipment and wetsuits

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Cruz Bay Watersports is a very regimented operation, and not in a good way. they are super punctual, and very aggressive about it, even on an island that runs on "island time." if you mess with their schedule, they warn you. if you don't follow their boat and diving rules, they warn you.

I dove with two different dive masters: Jared and Jason. Jared was quite a dick. It was like diving with a marine drill sergeant. Jason was more laid back, and I really liked him, but he was obviously pressured by the boss to keep everything on schedule and make sure all the rules are followed. The boat crew was very nice, but they were similarly regimented, and everyone was lined up like ducks to giant step into the water. By a few things the crew said, its the owner who is a stickler for rules and schedule. Everyone was as pleasant as can be about it, except Jared.

I didn't rent any gear, so I can't tell you anything about it. The boat was fast, but it lacked sufficient shade.

The Westin itself is quite nice, but although it is expensive, everything still runs on island time.
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