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Dive Review of N2 The Blue in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

N2 The Blue, May, 2011,

by william westman, VI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 6037.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, US, Spain, Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divemaster led dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Rinse tank.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments N2 selected by friend who lives on St Croix. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The dive master, Jeff, was excellent. One of our divers was a recent certification and he spent time with her to allay her fears. We dove the pier and chose to giant stride from the very end which required a fairly long drop to the water. We could have chosen to enter closer to shore which would have required a shorter fall. Jeff was very careful and helpful when the divers expressed concern.

The dive itself was probably one of the top ten that I have done in over 750 dives. We saw a seahorse, multiple octopi, drums, eels, rays and many other creatures. Our maximum depth was around 42 feet and our dive time was an hour and a quarter. The area under the pier and the debris draws schools of fish and other life. The area if vibrant with things to look at and photograh. Jeff was very good at finding and pointing out things. At no time did we get rushed and we moved at our own speed.

Exiting the water is a bit tricky but doable. Hurricane Earl washed all the sand away and you have to scamble over the rocks to exit. Not difficult but slippery.

Overall this is an excellent dive and a don't miss if you are in the area.
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