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Dive Review of Cruz Bay Water Sports/Lavender Hill Condos in
Virgin Islands/St.John

Cruz Bay Water Sports/Lavender Hill Condos, Dec, 2004,

by Ken, nj, usa . Report 1528.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars

Date: 2005-01-22
Location: U.S. Virgin Islands

Diving around St'John,USVI with Cruz Bay Watersports is easy with varied diving
Just completed 10 days of fun diving with Cruz Bay Watersports around the island of St.John in the US Virgin Islands. The water was extremely clear with visability around 80-100 feet. The water temperature was 78 degrees. The dive boat was very clean, the crew very helpful. I had to fight to set up my own gear. The briefing at the sights gave insight on what to look for as well as max time(45-50 mins) and depth(45-65 feet). The corals were bleach free though schools of fish were a little scarce. Saw turtles on most dives. Most dives took place on the northern keys( Grass, Mingo, Lovango and Congo). One day did a run south to a sight called Maple Leaf which was pristine. My MO was to do two tanks in the AM then drive out to the northshore beaches with my wife who does not dive. These beaches are beautiful, yet not crowded. Finished up the day at one of the fine local restaurants which are expensive but very good. I especially liked Lime Inn. Great food and especially good desserts.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, BVI, Grand Cayman, St.Lucia, Barbados[Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Follow the leader
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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