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Dive Review of UBS Dive Center/Rhymer Bearch Resort in
Virgin Islands/British VI, Tortola

April, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by James Fillmore, ID, USA
Report Number 1650
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Caymen Is, Costa Rica, Kona, Kauai, Vancouver Island
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Buddy, depths, safety stop  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Kate and Tony run a fantastic dive operation. By offering "private
boat" service, you get exactly the dive(s) and ambience that you want.
Kate was our DM for 4 dives, and made sure a newbie in our group was
prepared, comfortable, and watched over. By doing so, the others in the
group could concentrate on their dives, and get the most out of them. UBS
starts the dives a little later (9:30+), after most of the other dive
boats, so the sites we went to were empty, so diving used up most of the
day time, finishing around 4-4:30.

Both Kate and Scott (DM on last two dives) made the dives better, showing
us critters, etc.

The also gave us some suggestions and help with things to do on our
non-dive days.

Driving on Tortola is pretty wild. The locals drop their calm attitude and
drive incredible fast on the very hilly island.

The room's in Rhymer Beach Reset's were clean, but don't expect a whole lot
else out of the facility. (It is the Caribbean after all.) It does have an
OK restaurant, but the market up the street is less expensive than the one
on-site. Great beach in Cane Garden Bay.
Good news, the bands at the resorts stop between 10pm and 11:30pm, so they
don't interfere with sleep unless you go to bed really early.

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