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Dive Review of Lowkey Watersports/Estate Lindholm in
Virgin Islands/St John

March, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by George T Felt, NH, United States
Report Number 3252
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Curacao, Virgin Gorda, Bermuda, Florida
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
500 PSI or 50 minutes  
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
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Crew were familiar with and accomodating to UWPs; the usual suspects were
available as subjects.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Estate Lindholm is a small colony of nice little effiency rooms - not on
the water, but has good views and quite comfortable for the price - a very
good value with breakfast included.  It is fairly convenient to the Lowkey
dive shop in Cruz Bay (5 minute drive - you will need to rent a small 4WD
vehicle to enjoy St John fully.) and well located for access to anything
else you want to do (shop, hike, eat great food, etc.).  Click for more info. "Lowkey Watersports" has a good
boat with a fine crew.  Briefings were short and safety oriented, roll call
was done with diligence after each dive.  You will walk through shallow
water with your dive bag on your shoulders to board the dive boat (no dock)
at 8:45AM; back by 11:30AM. Enter by giant stride off the stern. Windy
conditions limited choice of dive sites; none more than 30 minutes from
home.  Some sites had good but typical reef fish and macro stuff.  One site
(Mingo) was in bad shape (dead coral dominates).  Current can be an issue,
but only sometimes.  I went on four 2-tank trips and was treated well. 
Crew was flexible and accomodating to more experienced divers, but
supervised and supported novice divers with due care and diligence.  In all
I would say that the dive operation was excellent, the dive sites were fair
to good, and St John is a lovely place to pass the time if you're looking
for a quiet scene with great food. (Try "The Balcony" in town,
and "Asolare" (reservations a must) by Estate Lindholm - great
"atmosphere" at both places)
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