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Dive Review of Low Key Watersports in
Virgin Islands/St John

July, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by George T Felt, NH, United States
Report Number 3949
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Curacao, BVI, Florida, Bermuda
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
50 Minutes or 500 psi on return  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
A dedicated freshwater rinse tank was available on the boat and staff were
accomodating toward divers with cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Low Key Watersports runs out of Cruz Bay on St John and provides a solid
boat with a friedly and knowledgable crew. Get to the shop early (8:00 AM)
if you need a place to park, and do call in advance to reserve a place on
the morning boat.  Windy conditions were managed by going to protected dive
sites.  Experienced divers who have been checked out can dive their own
profile.  Others will be guided by watchful divemasters who sometimes had
their hands full with novice or occasional divers.  Reefs vary from lovely
to kind of ordinary, depending on the site.  Only fish bigger than 16
inches in 8 dives was Tarpon, and a fine school of tarpon it was.  In all,
a pleasant way to pass the time with some good people and decent though not
spectacular diving. Shore diving is not a very good option, so stick with
one of the boat operators (there are two or three - all good, so
convenience will dictate choice).  St John has superb dining options in
Cruz Bay:  Stone Terrace, Zazo's, The Balcony (my favorite), Caneel Bay,
Paradiso, Asolare, etc. - you will not go hungry, but your credit card will
get a workout.  Best snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay, by Annaberg area of
national park.  Accomodations run the entire range from prosaic to
spectacular and are priced accordingly.  Plan on renting a jeep, and don't
forget to drive on the left.
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