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Dive Review of Action Adventure in
St. Lucia/Adjacent to Pitons

Action Adventure, Jul, 2013,

by William Shanahan, NY, US ( 1 report). Report 7336.

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 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Our family recently made the trip to St Lucia to experience the gorgeous scenery around the Pitons and to try out the scuba diving as well. I have to say that the World Heritage Site encompassing Petite and Gros Piton did not disappoint, this has to be one of the most gorgeous locations in the world.
The surprise for us was the quality of the scuba diving and the great experience we had with our dive master, Chester Nathoniel of Action Adventure Divers. We had rented a great villa on the slopes of Gros Piton, so Chester picked us up every morning on the beach immediately next to Petite Piton. Now this is not the location for big fish and in fact we did not see any sharks or rays during our stay, but the reef is very healthy and there are an abundance of your typical reef fish along with many lobsters, turtles and eels. On one dive we were in the middle of a school of about a hundred medium size reef fish, an experience that is relatively rare even in the better known dive locations.
I was diving with my wife, our adult son and our two grandsons, ages 12 and 14. We had the entire boat to our own family and that is certainly a great advantage over the typical cattle boat style of diving. Chester is great at pointing out the small critters that you would never notice otherwise. He is also a great source of information for local restaurants and activities.
The highlight of our diving was the experience our grandsons had hunting for Lionfish, an invasive species that is detrimental to virtually all reef fish life. Under Nathonielís guidance, they were able to spear a number of these fish, which were then cleaned and fried up for our lunch, quite delicious!
All in all, a very special trip to a unique location both above and below the water.
Websites Action Adventure   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Turks&Caicos, Cozumel, Curacao, Riviera Maya, Little Cayman, Florida Keys, St Martin, Saba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 65-90 Ft/ 20-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We dove as a multi-generational family with younger divers so we self limited our depth.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 The underwater pictures we took were with our Lumix TS3, good to about 15 meters of depth. As such, I wont attempt to rate this for those with a full set of SLR gear and flash equipment. It is 6 pack diving in a relatively small boat (you can see the boat on the website). That said, Chester will go out of his way to accommodate your needs.
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