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Dive Review of Dive BVI/biras creek in
Virgin Islands

November, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by mickey rosenberg, rI, usa
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 2306
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
85   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Diving in the BVI has been written about extensively, and I have been here
many times over the last twenty years. It's usually just decent, fun
diving, with good small fish life, corals and fans; some interesting
underwater terrain and perhaps one of the more interesting wreck dives: the
Rhone.
  I mainly wanted to mention the CORAL BLEACHING, which effected 50-70% of
the hard corals, even at depth. This was a sad shocker: an apparent
consequence of the warmest waters that had been seen in the region in the
months preceeding our visit (same warm waters that spawned those nasty
Hurricanes) It is currently unknown if those coral will survive, and if
they do not, the long term effect on the entire reef ecology.
As always, Dive BVI is a great operation, and Biras Creek is very pricey,
but delivers fabulous food,dwellings, and we love the Boston whalers you
can take out to remote snorkeling sites.
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