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Dive Review of Dive BVI in
Virgin Islands/British Virgin Islands

Dive BVI: "Rendezvous Diving is Incredible", Oct, 2018,

by Kevin Darnell, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10589 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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [We just returned from a week long Bareboat Catamaran Trip exploring the BVI with our entire family. We chartered a 52' PowerCat from the Moorings which is another complete review. We are a diving family with all but 1 over 1,000 dives. We booked our diving with Dive BVI after reading about their Rendezvous Diving and talking with Steve over the phone. He was very helpful with advise on different mooring locations and with what was still closed due to the Hurricanes of last year. We dove 6 days with Dive BVI picking us up from our boat at a different island every day. My youngest son threw us a curve when he and his girlfriend decided to Free Dive all week but the crew took it in stride and everything went off without a hitch. The Boat was a 36' Newton with large dive platform and ladder. The crew was exceptional. Rupert and Becca were great. Briefings were detailed and their local knowledge was very helpful. Rupert's briefing on the Wreck of the Rhone should be put on as a play.
We did dives on 7 islands over 6 days including 2 dives on the Rhone, and dives on Norman, Pelican, Cooper, Ginger, West Dog, and Jost Van Dyke. While the dives on the Rhone were the best, there were others that were excellent including Thumb Rock and Wreck Alley on Cooper Island, Flintstones on West Dog Island, and Twin Towers on Jost Van Dyke. We saw Reef sharks on all but 1 dive, Eagle Rays on numerous dives, a Stingray Cleaning Station at Wreck Alley that reminded me of the Manta Cleaning Stations in Yap and Palau, and on our last dive of the trip had a Dolphin spend several minutes scratching his back on the fans and sand. I cannot recommend Dive BVI enough and look forward to diving with them again soon.None]
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Roatan, Utila, Australia, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Maldives, Cocos Island. Florida Keys, Belize
Closest Airport St. Thomas Getting There Fly into St. Thomas and take ferry to Tortola

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [No Deco, approx. 1 Hour
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]We had 3 large camera setups and there was plenty of room in the Camera Only Rinse Bucket on the Boat. This was one disadvantage of chartering and living on a Boat for a week is there is little room to rinse gear, Charge Batteries etc but would gladly deal with these hassles again.
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