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Dive Review of Blue Island Divers/Viking Cruise Ship in
Virgin Islands/St Thomas

Blue Island Divers/Viking Cruise Ship: "Friendly Staff but marginal rental equipment", Jan, 2017,

by Dennis A McCrea, WA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9483 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments The Good - they picked us up near the cruise ship dock with their boat. Very friendly staff. Dive sites were chosen based upon having a student with one instructor, and an inexperienced single diver. They did choose sites that were interesting.

The Bad. We had to use rental equipment that was sub standard. BC's had no integrated weight pockets and weight belts were required. They also had no computer or timing devices on the consoles, so you had to trust the guide was keeping track of everyone in the group. We had requested Nitrox (as was advertised on the website) but they didn't show up with any. I also noticed the guides didn't dive with Nitrox. Not sure if they didn't have it, or the shop doesn't supply to the guides.

Dive sites were interesting, but we didn't travel more than 100 ft from the boat so most of the dive was just circling and seeing the same site over again.
Websites Blue Island Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Bahamas, Dominica, Belize, Bonaire, Roatan, Cozumel, Hawaii, Philippines, California, Florida, Washington, Virgin Island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 65ft 50min
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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