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Dive Review of Low Key Watersports/Westin St John Resort in
Virgin Islands/Sir Frances Drake Channel and

February, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Kenneth Katz, NJ, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 5397
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Bonaire, St. Lucia, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
About 40-45 minutes or 500 PSI  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There's a special  rinse tank for cameras on the boat and the DM's will
always hand your camera up or down
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
This is a very well drilled dive op. The boat can accommodate about 16
divers but on most days we had 8-10. Over a week of diving we went to
various reefs, ledges, tongue and groove, mounds, We dove both in the Sir
Francis Drake Channel, the Pillsbury Sound and surrounding waters. Dive
sights were 15-20 minutes boat ride. There are no really deep dives so we
were able to have slightly longer dives. There are lots of fish, the corals
are coming back from a period where bleaching was evident, especially the
staghorns, turtles are very common. The biggest fish we saw were a school
of tarpon. There were plenty of the usual suspects. Three types if angels,
Atlantic Spade, grunts and snappers, parrots, sgt majors. spooted and
golden morays. Many types of corals and lots of filterers like fans and
wisps.Ashore there are very nice accommodations, restaurants and some of
the most beautiful and private beaches.
Some of my favorite dive sites were Ledges of Little St James .Cow and
Calve rocks and Booby Rock.
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