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

April, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by bob Pasker, NY, US (1 report)
Report Number 6530
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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!!!   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
1 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
1 stars   
4 stars    
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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