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Dive Review of Scuba St. Lucia/Anse Chastanet in
St. Lucia/Anse Chastanet

Scuba St. Lucia/Anse Chastanet: "Excellent resort and dive operation that focuses on customer service", Oct, 2022,

by Kimberly Sass, MI, US ( 1 report). Report 12190.

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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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Ground Transportation:
Arrival: Anse Chastanet resort has a separate ‘booth’ located close to the exit doors of the airport. After we checked-in with the person at the booth, bottles of water were handed out and we were advised to use the bathroom if necessary since the transfer time is over one hour. The van is modern and has air conditioning. The driver described sites along the way. The road is good except for the last mile. I don’t think it’s ever been improved in the 25 years we’ve been going to the resort.

Returning home: Transfer times were given to each guest on the night before departure. This information was included in the letter with the hotel bill for incidentals. For international flights, the resort schedules transfer time to leave 3 hours prior to the flight time.
Anse Chastanet handled out a lovely lunch box as we left the resort. Agriculture frowns upon that.

Hotel Accommodations:

Check-in process was efficient. Upon arrival, we were taken to the Emerald restaurant area (which was never open for dining during the week). Here we received the following information:
Welcome letter detailing the orientation meeting time for the following day, marine park cost, tipping policy, Tourism Enhancement Fund, Managers Cocktail party and describing the electronic tablet found in your room.
You need to sign a form that describes the meal plan to avoid any confusion on what is and is not included in the trip package. .
Dive Schedule: A daily schedule which I relied on heavily.
Cell Phone: Used to call for a ride within the resort. Many people used this option verse conquering the hillside stairs.

Rooms: We stayed in the Superior category which was a good experience since previously, we’ve only stayed in the Hillside Deluxe and Premium. It is acceptable but certainly not as spectacular as the upgraded units.

Refreshments: All rooms have a small refrigerator, stocked daily with a big bottle of water. There is a ‘pour-over’ coffee kit and plenty of locally grown ground coffee. Additional filters, sugar, cream and tea bags are in the refrigerator. There is also a K-cup espresso machine in the room. A welcome banana muffin and a welcome drink (miniature bottle of local rum and a lime/local honey mix ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Scuba St. Lucia   Anse Chastanet

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Fiji, Solomons, Truk, Yap, Palau, Pohnpei, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Philippines, Tanzania, Red Sea, Socorro, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Barbados, Coco Islands, Maldives, Raja Amat, Ambon, Wakatobi, Bali, Belize, Grenada, Great Lakes, Florida, Bahamas, etc
Closest Airport Hewanorra International Airport, Getting There Air Travel: Everyone from our group of 18, made it to St. Lucia without significant flight delays or cancellations. Travel to St. Lucia is expensive and current flight connections are very short, not ideal. For us midwestern travelers, whose departure airport of choice is Detroit or Chicago, there are no direct flights. Connecting cities (Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas, Washington DC (DCA), Orlando and New York (JFK) currently have very short connection times, 35-45minutes. Either

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive time is 45 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is a 1 yr old very large boat with another one being built. There isn't a camera table but the boat has tons of room to find a safe spot for your camera ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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