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

Sandals Grande St. Lucian: "Better than expected diving", Dec, 2019,

by John kirkenir, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 11393.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Weve done three Sandals trips and dove as many times as we could on all the trips. Overall Sandals diving is a great experience. The boats are all in great shape. Usually Newton 46 ft boats which are great dive platforms. The diving is included as part of the resort cost so youd think there would be lots and lots of divers but this has not been the case on any of the three trips. Most days there were 15 to 20 divers. There were always plenty of instructors and DMs so the groups were broken up between students, beginners and experienced divers. The boat pulls up to the dock and its e ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Sandals Grande St. Lucian   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Florida, curaçao, Bermuda, North Carolina, Aruba, Curacao, Antigua, Dominican Republic, Hawaii
Closest Airport UVF Getting There Flight from EWR was direct which was great. The 2 + hour twisty bouncy van ride to resort... not so much

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25-70 Ft/ 8-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All dives were led. Groups were typically 4 to 8 divers. First diver to reach 1,000 psi ends the dive or 45 minutes whichever comes first.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No camera table on the boat. The table on deck was used for weights and other gear. Camera tank provided but nothing when we get to the dock. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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