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Dive Review of Juliet in
Virgin Islands

Juliet, Dec, 2004,

by Lisa Strickland, IL, USA . Report 1504.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments A wonderful trip. Crew was attentive to everyone's needs - beginner to experienced. Very complete dive briefings; divemaster John Skey would always check out the site for current, surge, etc. before each dive. He also would dive with us if we asked, otherwise we could dive our own plan. Chris Finatti is a marine biologist and offered certification as naturalist. Class was excellent and she took us on several dives for fish and creature ID, then reviewed sightings and IDs after the dive. Very knowledgeable. Rusty is a great cook. Jimmy and Jen helped to keep things running smoothly. Captain John runs a very good ship and dove with us, as well.
Rooms are nice with lots of storage space and a sink with running water. Some with two bunks and some with a large bed. Three toilets and two showers in the berthing area. One shower on deck that is the one used most. Always plenty of hot water and fresh water. Big coolers of fresh water and Gatorade always available and full.
Dive sites good choices. Favorites include Rhone and Black Forest. 3 night dives available. Large turtles, lots of rays, plenty of fish and critters to see and identify. A few small sharks. Plenty to take pictures of. Chris and divemaster John worked together and made a picture CD of the trip for us to purchase if we wanted to. Topside & underwater pictures of us as well as pictures of the ship and crew are included on it.
I would definitely travel on the Juliet again. You do need to bring your own deck towels. Nitrox available. 4 dives a day. Shore excursion to the Baths on Virgin Gorda, New Years Eve on Jost VanDyke. The only extra money really necessary is taxi fare from and to the airport, port fee, entry fee to the Baths, of course, trinkets.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50-90 Ft/ 15-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions back on board with 500 psi.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments dedicated tubs of freshwater for cameras.
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