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Dive Review of Cane Bay Dive Shop in
Virgin Islands/St Croix

Cane Bay Dive Shop, Jul, 2013,

by John Miller, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7033.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments I am a PADI MSDT and own a dive shop so may be a little more critical than others. Their rental gear is not maintained well. Daughter's rental PSG hose had black rubber split 180 degrees around the hose with bubbles coming out, BCD hose leaking where rubber meets metal shieve. BCD pocket zippers torn loose from fabric. Reg was hard to draw air so she used the Octo instead. Although they brought your gear to the boat each day, one day when meeting the boat at another dock they didn't bring my gear and we waited on the boat 45 minutes for them to bring it. Dive operation not impressive, although the dive boat crew were great and helpful. One day they dropped us in the water and could barely see my dive buddy as we descended to the bottom at 74ft. There we had barely five feet vis so I called our dive for my wife and I. It was hopeless trying to find the DM and other members of the group. When I got to the surface I suggested the boat captain recall the divers. We moved to another site and I ask the captain to put a DM in the water first to check vis before having other divers suit up. We found 25 ft vis and had a good dive. Storm the day before was cause of bad vis but they should have known their dive sites better. Not impressed with this 5 Star PADI IDC shop. Limited food venues near the dive shop on this side of island and food in general on island is very expensive. You really need a rental car to get around. I have to decide whether to return in September for my PADI IDC staff here or look elsewhere.
Websites Cane Bay Dive Shop   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Belize, Prov T&C, Bay Islands, Tobago, Cayman, Cozumel, Curacao
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with DM on tour, 500PSI back on boat, 1500 PSI turn.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Camera bucket. Camera table was used for "other" stuff not cameras.
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