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Dive Review of Underwater Safaris/Emerald Princess in
Virgin Islands/St. Thomas

April, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Paul Lima, TN, US
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports)
Report Number 4025
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Florida, Caribbean Islands, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
follow divemaster  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
no camera rinse bucket
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
2 stars    
Walked from cruise pier to the dive shop which was nearby and then to the
dive boat which was large and spacious with 14 divers on board. The crew
gave good briefings and did numerous head counts by reading names off a
log. This was done prior to sailing and before and after each dive. The
reef dive was a disappointment because of poor coral and very few fish.
Also our divemaster went through the spur and groove formations much too
quickly allowing little time to look at anything. I felt rushed the entire
dive. The second dive was on old Navy barges and was much better. There was
better coral and many more fish including some large Queen Angels. Once on
the barges we were allowed to explore at our own pace and it was a much
more pleasant experience.
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