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Dive Review of Cuan Law in
Virgin Islands/BVI

Cuan Law: "Excellent vessel, Stellar food, Incredible crew and ho-hum diving", Jun, 2018,

by Ronald Johnson, TX, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10734 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Excellent vessel, Stellar food, Incredible crew and ho-hum diving due to the hurricane which devastated all of the BVI.
First off, the Cuan Law is an excellent vessel. She's a bit long in the tooth, but they have kept her up very well. We sailed without her main sail so some of the magic was lost. Large spacious rooms and a HUGE main area.
The food was over the top! Kelley worked magic in EVERY meal from her chef-quality galley. INCREDIBLE food...EVERY meal!
The crew knew their business. They worked hard to grant each and every request and were quite amply rewarded. They worked around the dive deck limitation and led each dive with aplomb! One of the best crews EVER!
One of the worst sounds in my world is "the sucking sound of money flying out of my wallet." We do liveaboards to make these fixed expenditures and to avoid that sound. The BVI was NOT a bargain. We spent as much in taxis, hotels, tips, and meals that the entire week of Cuan Law cost. Short version is that this trip cost us twice what we thought it would/should.
Additionally, the underwater world of the BVI was devastated by the hurricane. Very little animal or fish live. Destroyed coral gardens and a lack of interesting things to see. The Wreck of the Rhone was on my bucket list and did not disappoint, but the remainder of the week, with 3 dives offered daily, was a disappointment.
Perhaps in 10 years, when there is an accessible airport and when the undersea environment regenerates, we will come back. Not till then, Sadly.
Websites Cuan Law   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the world aboard some of the best liveaboards in the world. The Truk Thorfinn was the worst! Over 29 liveaboards over the years! The Cayman Aggressor was, by far, the best!
Closest Airport St. Thomas Getting There EXPENSIVE and challenging, due to ferries, hotels, porters, tips, and ever-present waiting.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25-50 Ft/ 8-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The dive deck on the Cuan Law was very restrictive. NOT the fault of the crew, but simple design limitations.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Don't bother until the undersea world regenerates.
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