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Dive Review of Low Key Watersports/Westin St John Resort in
Virgin Islands/Sir Frances Drake Channel and

Low Key Watersports/Westin St John Resort, Feb, 2010,

by Kenneth Katz, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 5397.

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 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This is a very well drilled dive op. The boat can accommodate about 16 divers but on most days we had 8-10. Over a week of diving we went to various reefs, ledges, tongue and groove, mounds, We dove both in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the Pillsbury Sound and surrounding waters. Dive sights were 15-20 minutes boat ride. There are no really deep dives so we were able to have slightly longer dives. There are lots of fish, the corals are coming back from a period where bleaching was evident, especially the staghorns, turtles are very common. The biggest fish we saw were a school of tarpon. There were plenty of the usual suspects. Three types if angels, Atlantic Spade, grunts and snappers, parrots, sgt majors. spooted and golden morays. Many types of corals and lots of filterers like fans and wisps.Ashore there are very nice accommodations, restaurants and some of the most beautiful and private beaches.
Some of my favorite dive sites were Ledges of Little St James .Cow and Calve rocks and Booby Rock.
Websites Low Key Watersports   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bonaire, St. Lucia, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions About 40-45 minutes or 500 PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 There's a special rinse tank for cameras on the boat and the DM's will always hand your camera up or down
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