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

Scuba St. Lucia/Anse Chastenet: "OK, not Great", Feb, 2016,

by Andrew Anderson, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9131.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments All dives close to shore, and were quite similar except for the wreck. Nice sponges and corals, lobsters, trumpetfish, interesting terrain, good vis, but very few fish except on the wreck. Lionfish in evidence, may be responsible for lack of fish. Daily dives a bit boring after a while. Highlight was the wreck of Leslie N. in about 40 feet, although it was crowded with divers from other operations. On the wreck, beautiful sponges, could swim-through with reef fish, puffers, schools of bait fish, queen angel. Dive operators and guides were good. At hotel, very steep climbs to get from beach to restaurants, lodging (could wait for free cabs). No A/C in rooms, and weak fans. Food generally good, but got food poisoning at Indian restaurant which limited appetite. Beaches very nice, but not good snorkeling. Good optional bike ride in rain forest.
Websites Anse Chastenet

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Great Barrier Reef, Roatan, Aitutaki, Bonaire, Dominican Republic, La Paz, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport St. Lucia Getting There Direct flight on Jet Blue from Boston, then a bumpy cab ride

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 78-°F / 26-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Boats had a wet tub, also on land. They did have Sealife video and strobe for rent, a plus.
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