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

Scuba St. Lucia/Anse Chastanet, Jan, 2011,

by Dr Harvey Schecter, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5969.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Last time in St. Lucia was 5 years ago. I rated it a really good place to dive in the Caribbean. Alas, would no longer recommend it. A combination of the government turning a blind eye to natives fishing in the marine park, as well as the effects of the hurricane last year- half the reefs were dead. No large fish, no rays, groupers, angle fish.
Good macro life, though - sea horses, coral shrimp, etc. Will take years for the reef to recover. Overall would rate the marine life "sparse".
Anse Chastanet, on the other hand has morphed into an upscale resort. The food changed from "average Caribbean" to gourmet. The service was outstanding, as well. Dive St. Lucia was an excellent dive operation with outstanding service and safety.
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