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Dive Review of UBS Dive Center in
Virgin Islands/BVI

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Anne Efron, MD, US
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 5781
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Central and South America
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
  to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decompression diving  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
Good vis and warm water (I'm terrible about estimating distance and don't
have a temp gauge) - I'm a wimp and wore a full 3mm, but most folks
wouldn't need even a shorty.  Tony and Katie basically run a private dive
company - you dive with who you go with, no one else, so if you are a group
of 2 it is the 2 of you and one of them and they are great.  This also
allows you to choose what profile you want to dive.  We had had a bad
experience in Brazil last time we dove and needed a relaxing, confidence
building trip and we got it in spades.  The deepest you can dive in the BVI
is about 90 feet (on the Rhone - a must dive), but we basically stayed at
45 - 60 feet and since is was just us we went slow and looked in every
crack and crevice and found all sorts of small stuff we never took the time
to see.  However, that didn't stop us from stumbling across 2 (my husband
insist 3, but Katie and I didn't see the 3rd)HUGE nurse sharks, plus we had
2 close encounters with spotted eagle rays - funny - if you aren't with 99
other people you can hang quietly with the denizens. I think we were over
an hour on almost every dive, there is certainly no rushing - you are their
only priority. I highly highly recommend these folks, they run a first
class operation and are actively involved with the dive and environmental
community.  The private diving is a little more expensive, but not
outrageous and was well worth it for us.  This is our 3rd time in the BVI
and we love it - it's not heart racing, challenging diving, but it is
beautiful and relaxed.
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