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

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Noel Hall, KY, USA
Report Number 1219
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over... I guess.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
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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