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Dive Review of Dive BVI/Villa on V.G. in
Virgin Islands/BVI

Dive BVI/Villa on V.G. : "Easy and fun dives with great operator", Feb, 2020,

by Mickey Rosenberg, RI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 11421.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I have been diving from Virgin Gorda for 25 plus years. exclusively with Dive BVI the last 18-20. The biz survived Irma, though they lost 2 dive shops: they have a small temp. trailer in Yacht Harbor V.G., and a nice shop in Scrub Island ( near the Beef Island/Tortola airport) . In negotiations with Little Dix Resort, which just reopened after 4 years

Finey, the receptionist for years, is a doll. The entire staff is very accommodating, safety conscious, good at ID ing fish and critters. The Scuba Pro rental gear is in great shape.
There is no argument that climate change and the recent hurricanes have had significant negative impact - more so on the snorkeling than the diving. That said, the staff is expert at finding spots less effected, and reading the weather/currents to find good easy dive sites. The Rhone wreck is fab (just did it today and have been there many times) A beautiful 4 ft reef shark showed up multiple times, and in the end did a bullet acceleration between the divemaster and a guest who were 5-6 feet apart. Very Kool. Not aggressive- playful ?

The area my wife (non-diver) and I snorkel is usually pretty deserted (why we love it) and we still do long snorkel/swims once or twice a day. I do note species loss in that area in the last few years. These critters were predictable, and not here anymore : Turtles, Sonnets, Queen Triggers, Permits, larger white spotted filefish, I saw one barracuda, and one small ray. The corals, fans and sponges are trying to make a comeback from each assault.
Websites Dive BVI   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Carib, Mexico, Philippines, Cocos, Equador, Fiji, N.E., California
Closest Airport Beef Island or Saint Thomas Getting There Long day with 2 flights and a ferry; Can fly into Tortola or Virgin Gorda, but more $$

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay relatively close to the dive master (that could be 50-60 feet) Max depth 90 ft for an hour. Most dives 50-70 ft max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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