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Dive Review of Sandals Grande St. Lucian in
St. Lucia

Sandals Grande St. Lucian: "Diving St Lucia", Aug, 2018,

by Guy Tweedale, Happisburgh, GB ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10481 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our 9th trip to the resort and diving with the Sandals crew. The island just gets better and better and the diving is outstanding. Beautiful coral and fish and huge variety. The dive sites are spread out along the west coast of the island and are typically between 10 minutes and 60 minutes boat ride away. All boat diving with the Sandals team and the boat is well maintained and the crew are attentive and disciplined and take good care of the guests. Best dive sites from this latest trip were the newly dropped wreck the Vicki B and crossing to the Lesleen M, the Japanese Dredger, Coral Gardens as always, Piton Reef and exploring a new reef off Anse LaRaye. Advice to folk staying at Sandals - you can leave your dive gear overnight at the watersports centre to save carrying back and forth each day. Book your dives when you arrive for the whole stay as the boat gets busy. Wednesday is special - it is Lion Fish hunting day and the crew have a BBQ on the beach with the day's catch for any divers who want to attend - bring a bottle!
Websites Sandals Grande St. Lucian   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonnaire & Curacao
Closest Airport UVF Getting There Direct flight from Gatwick

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 28-29°C / 82-84°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 12-30 M / 39-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Crew will help get your gear in and out of the water and spot interesting subjects under water. Boat has a fresh water tank for camera gear and benches where assembly can be done with care.
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