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Dive Review of Dive Experience/Habiscus Beach Resort in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

Dive Experience/Habiscus Beach Resort, Apr, 2010,

by Robert M Jacon, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5474.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was my first dive trip with my thirteen year old grandson who I took to Islamorada in July of 2009 to get certified as a junior open water certified diver. We spent three days with Dive Experience and three days with Cane Bay Divers. Both operations were courteous and professional.
Dive Experience took special care with my grandson until he demonstrated after one dive that he had learned his lessons well and could control his buoyancy like a pro. Cane Bay treated him with courtesy and respected his skill level.
On every dive we saw the best of St. Croix. Turtles, reef shark, octopus and all the normal critters, including an eight inch seahorse.
Butler Bay and the pier at Fredricksted were the highlights of the trip.
St. Croix was the perfect spot to introduce a new diver to a great sport. However, I do not promise a seahorse will greet you when you dive at Cane Bay. Then again, with beginner's luck, you never know.
I started diving in St. Croix in 1985 and I enjoyed every minute of my dives in 2010 as much as I did in 1985.
I plan to return with my new dive buddy to dive the pier at night.
Websites Dive Experience   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Coral Sea (Spoil Sport)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Michelle Pugh and Sam catered to different levels of experience. They provided a safe and exciting experience for my grandson who is a new diver.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Sam took special care for my photographic equipment.The boat is small but, there was plenty of room.
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