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Dive Review of Dive Experience/The Buccaneer in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

Dive Experience/The Buccaneer: "St. Croix has some of the best Carribean diving", Dec, 2015,

by Harvey S. Cohen, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 8799.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Fiji, Coral Sea, Galapagos, many Caribbean locations, New Jersey, Florida, Gulf of Eilat, National Aquarium, Dutch Springs
Closest Airport STX Getting There From the U.S., via Miami, San Juan, or St. Thomas. St. Thomas is just 40 miles from St. Croix; you can take a regular connecting flight or try the excellent seaplane service.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most divers stay with one of the DMs, because they point out interesting stuff. But they don't seem to mind if buddy pairs of qualified divers go off on their own. I wandered off with two friends on one dive, and nobody said we shouldn't. If you're not sure, ask.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Dedicated camera bucket on boat. Dive masters do a lot of UWP and like to help guests do their UWP. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The dive operator I used on previous trips no longer seemed like a good idea ( Fortunately, a buddy here in NJ recently made friends with Michelle Pugh on an Antarctic (!) dive trip. Michelle is in the Women Divers Hall of Fame and runs Dive Experience in St. Croix. It is a gre ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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