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

Scuba St. Lucia/Anse Chastanet, Jul, 2007,

by Tom & Lynn Hayes, FL, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 3408.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Anse Chastanet is a great resort. The rooms are spacious and the service is first-rate, probably the best of any resort we have been to around the world. There is no A/C, but there are fans and cooling is adequate. Mosquito netting over the bed is provided, and we had no trouble, even though it was fairly warm during the week. The views from the hillside rooms are spectacular. There are 305 steps from the beach up to rooms numbered 7, which have the best views. The Jade Mountain section is even higher, but tend to be a little pricey. However, there are beachside rooms which require no climbing. There is regular shuttle service for those who can't do steps. Diving is limited to scheduled boat and shore dive- no unaccompanied diving! A lot of beginners here on honeymoon, but the divemasters let us stay down as long as we got back on the boat with 500 psi. Snorkeling is great, and we saw nearly as much life as on the dives. The dive operation was also first class, although we did handle all of our own gear on and off the boats (shore boarding). The boats are great for diving- good exit and entry. Lots of excursions available thru the resort, and they provide free kayak, sunfish, catamarans and sailboards. Food was tasty and varied- we never ate the same entree twice during the week.
The week is not inexpensive compared to many Caribbean islands, but we enjoyed every aspect of the trip. A direct flight from Atlanta made it very easy to get to compared to many places.
More banded coral shrimp, arrow crabs, eels and small critters than we have seen most anywhere, but not a lot of big fish, sharks or rays. Several people took a whale trip and saw several pods of pilot whales.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Australia, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None with computers- common sense
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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