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Dive Review of Trimarine Boat Company - in
Virgin Islands/BVI

Trimarine Boat Company -, Feb, 2003,

by Victor A. Bary, NJ, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 388.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Bermuda, Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Turks & Caicos. Bonaire, Curacao
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy,cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 15 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Trip started with a check-out dive to check for basic skills (mask flood and clear, regulator retreival, buddy breath) after which no limitations were placed on those with dive computers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Boat offered separate rinse tank (although its purpose seemed to escape a number of non-photographers), E-6 processing, and camera rental.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is our second trip on the "Cuan Law" and we were just as pleased as on our first. The boat (105' x 44') is spacious and well-appointed. In addition to offering diving, the boat carries one and two person kiacks, two Hobbie Cats and two 20' Zodiacks, used for dive sites where the Cuan can't anchor and for water skiing.

The food was delicious and plentiful and the entire crew (captain and 5 others) were delightful and accomodating. Each dive was preceeded by a thorough briefing including a large site map. Divers could follow divemasters, and map their own course and pace, as they chose to.

If you are a Gonzo 'gotta have 5-6 dives a day' type, the "Cuan" is not for you. If you'd like a slow-paced, luxurious vacation, with 2-3 dives a day, with other acquatic activities available, and wonderful and spacious accomodations, this is the vacation for you.
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