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Dive Review of Dive St. Kitts/Bird Rock Beach Hotel in
St. Kitts and Nevis

Dive St. Kitts/Bird Rock Beach Hotel: "St. Kitts", May, 2018,

by Kathryn S Roberts, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10281 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Dive St. Kitts operates out of the Bird Rock Beach Hotel. The Bird Rock is an older, funky Caribbean style hotel, but comfortable and convenient for diving. Restaurant on site was good, not great, but off site restaurants are easy to get to by cab. We did 2-tank dives in the mornings, leaving the dock at 8:30am, returning around noon. Our package included one night dive, and a few of our group did a couple of afternoon dives. Most dive sites are a 10-15 minute boat ride from the shop. Diving was good, not great, with vis being a little stirred up at 30-50ft max., but the dive staff was excellent. Very accommodating and fun to dive with. The DM's were always on the hunt for lionfish. On a couple of the dives, once the lionfish were speared the reef sharks came in for lunch. Quite entertaining. Other than sharks, we didn't see much in the way of larger fish, but small tropicals and critters were abundant.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Florida and all over the Caribbean, Fiji, Galapagos, Hawaii
Closest Airport SKB Getting There Direct flight from Miami

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were led by divemaster, and were limited to time, but otherwise we were not "herded".
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lotss Mantas Nones
Dolphins Nones Whale Sharks Nones
Turtles > 2 Whales Nones
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The boat had a dedicated camera bucket, which filled up quickly with the 5 or 6 cameras that our group had. The crew handled the cameras with care, handing them to us once we were in the water, and taking them from us at the ladder to reboard.
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