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Dive Review of Dive Experience/Sugar Beach Condos in
Virgin Islands/St Croix

February, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Tracey, md, USA
Report Number 2833
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
various Caribbean islands, Cozumel, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
None Available
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Although February is a popular time to visit the Caribbean, the water is
often choppy and the vis isn't as clear as the summer.  This year we were
lucky, as although there was some wind, it wasn't keeping me off of the
dive boat.

The shore diving at Cane Bay is phenomenal.  A short swim out to the buoy,
then drop down.  Follow the wall to your left, turn around and come back. 
The hardest part is you need to return through the break in the shallow
reef, and it is easy to come up down current. And then it is a hard swim

The boat dives are also nice, Salt River east and west walls are completely
different and offer you a nice change.  Diving in Cozumel is relatively
easy if the winds are down.  Dive Experience will lead you on all dives,
catering for the experience level.  And it there are advanced and beginner
divers, they will have DMs for each group.  

The corals in the area have a lot of bleaching, but this seems to be true
at many other caribbean locations.  The fish here are a bit smaller than
say, Cozumel, but there are plenty of good variety.  Lots of spotted and
green moray eels.  Some southern sting rays and nurse sharks.

Dive Experience also offers an afternoon fish feed at The Barge (a sunken
sand barge) using chain mail gloves, the DMs feed the locals - yellowtail
snapper, triggerfish, creole wrasse, chomis, and a few very large green
morays.  This is also a great site at night, where we say dozens of large
caribbean lobster and some sizable crabs too!

Sugar Beach Condos are fully furnished -  2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen,
family room, and a nice porch overlooking the beach.  There is a swimming
pool on site for those with non-diving families.  The beach is weedy, but
there are some who swim there.
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