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

August, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Traylor, TX, US
Contributor   (12 reports)
Report Number 6176
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Maldives, Palau, Fiji,
Bonaire, Etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Let Tim the divemaster know when one was down to 1/2 Tank. Had to surface
as a group on a couple of dives.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
A dedicated rinse tank for cameras was on the boat. I am not a
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
Recent rains worsened the visibilty, according to our operators.  N2theBlue
uses only one small boat that accomodates 6 divers--boat entry and exit are
easy.  Divemaster Tim and Pilot Steve were friendly, very knowledgeable,
low-key, and a lot of fun.  Boat can carry only one set of tanks, so we
returned to the pier for more on our two-tank morning dives. The reefs were
in decent shape with the usual mix of Caribean fish except groupers and and
trigger fish seemed rare.  Seahorses are seen often, thanks to Tim's sharp
eyes.  The night dive off Fredericksted Pier is terrific for critters and
octopi and can be easily done w/o a guide.  There are beach dives, but a
rental car is needed to do them and get around at all.  Sandcastle on the
Beach is about 3 stars and is on the beach about 1/2 mile south of
Fredericksted.  Of the restaurants we tried, it was the best. Finally, the
Cane Bay Wall is accessable from the beach and be wary with Cane Bay Dive
Shop; they're cheapskates.
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