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Dive Review of Cuan Law in
Virgin Islands/British Virgin Islands]

Cuan Law, Aug, 2004,

by Noel Hall, KY, USA . Report 1219.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over... I guess.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Cuan Law is a sailing/power trimarine which is big, very big. The accomodations are large, clean, air conditioned and very adequate. The meals are taken on the back, under cover, in the open air. The salon is large and comfortable, the video lounge is a separate room with a television, DVD/VHS, and a nice selection of movies. The Cuan Law does not promote ONLY scuba diving, and therefore offer a morning dive, an afternoon dive, and night dive on each day. If the boat is on a mooring, additional dives off the boat are generally permitted. Otherwise, the staff offers multible other water sports, such as water skiing and Hobie sailing. The boat holds 20 guests in 10 double staterooms, but this boat is large enough to absorb a full boat of guests without a problem. A nice feature is the toilets are standard "land type" and no one experienced any of the problems normally associated with the more common "marine type" toilets. The food service was very good, with nice wines served with each evening meal. I couldn't get Daniel (the cook) to make coffee before 7:00 am, so might as well sleep until breakfast is ready. The staff was very accomodating and professional. Diving is generally off one, or both, of the large dingys, which have latters for easy return from the water. The dive masters/instructors were very skilled and paid close attention to divers in the water. However, divers were allowed to dive their computers and create their own profile by advising the dive master in advance. Depth is not much of a problem because most of the BVI divings is above 80 feet. I found the diving in British Virgin Islands much better than my experience in St. Thomas, which is nearby. I actually found it on par with some other good Caribbean dive locations. During the week, the captain and the staff would put up the sails whenever the winds were favorable, and we would "motor" whenever they were not. In summary, this is a very good liveaboard operation and deserves consideration for anyone looking for diving and relaxing in the Caribbean. The British Virgin Islands have been known in the past as a sailing destination, but I suspect it will evolve into a destination shared with scuba divers.
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