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Nesher

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BVI - Seeking Information
« on: October 13, 2008, 07:23:58 UTC »
I'm seriously considering booking the S/Y Juliet in Jan/Feb 09 that's sailing the BVI.

Is anyone familiar with the diving there?  Actually I have heard very little about the diving there.  What should I expect for that time of year.  Marine environment, visibility, currents, water temperature....??

Any and all information will be helpful.

Thanks

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Re: BVI - Seeking Information
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 16:24:16 UTC »
Nesher,
I have been to the USVI and BVI several times.  Nice diving.  Nothing spectacular, but quite nice.  I would expect water temperatures in the mid to upper 70s F. at that time of the year.  Given the configuration of the islands, you should always be able to find a calm spot to dive even with potential winter storms.   One of my favorite dive sites is Carvel Rock - nice pinnacle extending up from the depths rising above the surface of the water about 30-40 feet (if memory serves me).  Somewhat exposed to the open ocean, so not always diveable, but worth a visit if you can.  And, of course, there's always the Rhone dive sites.

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Re: BVI - Seeking Information
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 17:33:37 UTC »
Don:

Thanks for the information.  That really gives me an understanding.  I guess a 5 mm would be sufficient for that time of year.

Thanks for all you help. 

Nesher

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Re: BVI - Seeking Information
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 19:36:21 UTC »
I wear a 5 mm for "winter" tropical diving - anytime it gets below about 79 degrees F.  I admit I am a bit of a wimp, but god invented neoprene for a reason.  There is no excuse for being cold at the end of a dive!

Have fun.  It's a great place to visit.

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Re: BVI - Seeking Information
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 20:31:36 UTC »
I, too, am seeking info on the Juliet.  Does anyone have any info on the sailboat?  A couple of emails back and forth with them looks promising but would love to get some feedback from an Undercurrent member  who has chartered them.  I have been to the BVI many times over the years, but none recently.  I can recommend Annie and Duncan Muirhead's Cuan Law but only if you are content with a couple of dives a day.

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Re: BVI - Seeking Information
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 23:59:16 UTC »
I've been on the Juliet once and I really enjoyed the experience.  It's not the most luxurious of vessels and it is a sail boat so you have to climb and watch your head as you move about the vessel.

However, I highly recommend the Juliet.  The crew and Capt are exceptional at what they do.  If you can deal with close quarters, you will love the Juliet, her crew and the diving. 

They are very professional and safety minded.


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Re: BVI - Seeking Information
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 12:38:30 UTC »
79-80 degree, clear H2o, one very tremendous wreck( the Rhone) a clean sandy beach for everyday, floating bars,nice people and all the sunshine you can deam about. The dicing is varied. Reefs, tunnels. drifts, Mini walls , tongue and groove and long. It's not very deep so most dives are about 1 hour.Think the following "the Willlie T, Soggy Dollar, Quito Rhymers, Foxy's, Bomba's Shack, Woody's and the Beach Bar. Need more?

 

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