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Dive Review of Vigilant Divers/Carimar in
Anguilla

Vigilant Divers/Carimar, Jan, 2014,

by Daniel Spitzer MD, NY, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7487.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments While Anguilla is not a dive destination per se, it is well worth diving the area should you be in the vicinity. I have visited the island annually for over two decades now, and dive each time. The coral seems to have stabilized, and there are actually more large fish now than there were about 5 years ago. The islanders sunk a number of wrecks in reasonably shallow water, and these are now beautifully encrusted with a profusion of coral and gorgonians; the wrecks also serve as a magnet for large quantities of fish life and crustaceans. In past years we have seen Mantas, Eagle Rays and Dolphin, along with Ocean Sunfish; this year, we were treated to a school of Atlantic Spadefish.
Rob of Vigilant Divers runs a wonderful operation, with immaculate equipment and a superb vessel. Great dive operation!
Websites Vigilant Divers   Carimar

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Extensively, northern hemisphere
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Diving is with Rob and a maximum group of 4, so, with relatively shallow bottoms, there is no particular concern about diving own profile. Dives are long and leisurely, with ample opportunity to putter around the area and sightsee at one's own pace.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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