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

Scuba St. Lucia/Anse Chastanet, Aug, 2010,

by Victor A Bary, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports). Report 5674.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Bermuda, Bonaire, Borneo, Caymans, Curacao, Fiji, Indonesia, Tortola, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Computer users set own profile with a recommended maximum depth declared for each dive, and a maximum time underwater (to accomodate boat scheduling)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Boat ususally, but not always, had a separate camera rinse tank.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Excellent dive operation with large boats and new new BC's. Novel tank storage rack in center rear of boat (a 6X8 grid) meant seats were free from tanks. Boats had substantial covered area.

Dive Masters Errol and Keither let us set the pace and searched for interesting fauna throughout the dives (found a red frog fish and a sea horse). Dives generally lasted one hour and two went to 75 minutes. Always surfaced with nitrogen loading in the green. Lots of lobsters, arrow crabs and banded coral shrimp, morays everywhere. Very healthy and diverse sponge population. Corals generally healthy.

Anse Chastenet is a spectacular resort with a world class staff, many of who remembered us from our first visit last October. St Lucia provides some of the best Caribbean diving we've encountered - like Bonaire 20 years ago.

Great for small stuff and some turtles. Sharks, rays, and large pelagics completely missing.
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