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Dive Review of Dive BVI/Bareboat Charter Sailboat in
Virgin Islands/British Virgin Islands

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Daniel Fazekas, VA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 5582
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Belize, Honduras, Bahamas,
Hawaii, Mexico 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Only restricted by NO DECO limits on computer for long bottom times and by
1500 psi start back towards boat, and 1000 psi start slow ascent to 3
minute safety stop.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Separate camera rinse tank was a large tub filled with fresh water. Newton
36' dive boats had large central photo table. Dive masters attentive to
getting cameras to and from divers at entry/exit from boat dive.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
The Dive BVI website had all the information needed to understand how
rendezvous diving works. Email correspondence prior to the trip helped
facilitate our group of 6 divers being able to dive our preferred sites.
The Dive BVI equipment is better than anything I have rented in the
Caribbean, and the price is right if you are spending time aboard a
sailboat. Leave your gear home (except for mask and computer) and enjoy the
freedom from lugging your own gear for a change. Since Dive BVI has three
bases, and our charter sailboat was moving daily among the various moorings
in the BVI and our plans changed, it was key for us to check in with the
proper office by 5pm the day before each scheduled dive day. The Dive BVI
staff was very accommodating to our changes, and made sure our gear was
aboard the dive boat that was meeting us on our mooring. Even if we were
land based instead of living aboard a sailboat, we would definitely dive
with this operation again, they are simply the best we have experienced in
our three trips to the BVI.
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