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

Dive St. Kitts/Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Apr, 2006,

by John Tomassi, NY, USA . Report 2389.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Keys, Hawaii, Bahamas, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 45 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No real restrictions as dive group was small (less than 8 divers)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse bucket on boat. No set up table.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dive St. Kitts does a nice job. Friendly staff. Great pre-dive orientation on shore with map on white board showing both sites that were being dove that day. All sites are less than five minutes from shore. Did seven dives (one night) over three days with Dive St. Kitts. Depths ranged from 30ft to 85ft. Lots of interesting wreck sites (boats, cars, bulldozer, tires) that attracted most of the fish we saw on the trip. Coral is not great with low level of fish life. Saw a fair amount of juvenile fish but not many adults. Decent amount of turtles and rays and lots of large lobsters. Night dive was fun, with plenty of turtles, lattice sea stars, stingrays, and spiny sea urchins moving about. Hotel is clean but outdated and in need of repair. Toilets leaked, no fan in one room and shower heads that sprayed all over the bathroom. Food was mediocre, but price wasn't. For same price at restaurants you could eat at the five star Marriot Resort.
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