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Dive Review of Cuan Law in
Virgin Islands/Tortola - Drake Channel

Cuan Law: "Cuan Law - BVIs", Jul, 2017,

by NEAL LANGERMAN, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 9656.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The Good: The boat is well appointed and the crew is very helpful. The dive deck is roomy and easy to work from. Most dives are out and back from the Cuan Law. The sleeping room is large and comfortable, though it was quite warm.Food was superb. We are vegan and the food was excellent.

The diving is typical Caribbean - lots of small critters, with an occasional large one. Diving was very much on your own, but guide was always in the water and would lead a tour, if desired.

The crew know the waters and every dive site was carefully selected for conditions and divers.

The Mediocre: The pre-dive briefing were notably inadequate. The actual presentation by the guides were often difficult to hear. One guide only addressed the divers to his left and those sitting to his right were left-out.

The poorly drawn or totally absent site maps made understanding the dive difficult. Even though the diving is very easy, the lack of clear "what if" instructions and current information increased the overall dive risk.

What I wished I had Known: I use professional level camera gear and the Cuan Law is not equipped to support it. The crew accommodated both my wife and I on our cameras, but it was a hard week for maintenance.

Overall - glad we did it, had fun, but this is not a trip to repeat.
Websites Cuan Law   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All of continental USA; Caribbean, Gulf, Sea of Cortez, Eastern & Western Pacific & more
Closest Airport St. Thomas or Tortola Getting There All major carriers fly to STT

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-100 Ft/ 8-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions, but most sites were less than 100'. Not time limits.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments See above. I shot wide angle and a 60 mm. Found good subjects. Great Yellowhead Jawfish to shoot and video.
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