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Dive Review of N2Blue/Carambola in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

N2Blue/Carambola, Dec, 2006,

by Larry Polster, IN, USA . Report 3147.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving St.Thomas, Belize, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Turk, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Australia, Panama, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Martin
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny,rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 75 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Once DM knew your skill level, OK to dive own profile with dive computer, most dives 1 hr. plus
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Small rinse bucket on the boat, but this was a small 6-pack boat, no cattle car diving, so not much room for larger rinse bucket for larger cameras.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is third year in a row to return to N2Blue. Derrick/Anne Marie are a husband wife team. Both are DMs and boat captains that trade off so you get to stay under as long as you surface with 500 psi. One pier dive with Anne was 1hr. 45 min, got great shots of 3 seahorses and a yellow frog fish. Most other dives depending on depth were 1 hour plus.

Fresh cut fruit and bottled water on board. They take your BC, reg, and fins back to the shop and rinse on board when you return in the morning.

Five wrecks and debris pile fomr the old pier on the West end, but prefer the North Shore for Eagle rays and sharks with great walls. Decmber brings the Christmas winds, so better to go Feb thru June to get great wall diving.
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