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Dive Review of Low Key Watersports/Peaceful Cottages in
Virgin Islands/St. John

Low Key Watersports/Peaceful Cottages, May, 2013,

by Renee Alaksa, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7001.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I didn't think diving on St. John was going to be good at all. Everything I read made it sound like you could see everything marine wise by snorkeling. I was very pleasantly surprised With the marine life! The health of the coral was really amazing. On most dives, I would equate the health to Roatan, perhaps not as thick and plentiful in places but certainly healthy. Fish life was also very good. Only saw one Lionfish! Tons of Parrotfish, Grunts, etc. lots of Queen Triggerfish, huge Filefish, grouer, even one small Goliath Grouper. Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles were generally more than one or two each dive. And even though I checked Manta, they were really Spotted Eagle Rays but they were amazing and on two dives did a couple swim bys! One of the small Eagle Rays even caught some air which I had never seen.
The Wreck of the Rhone is amazing. Again the corals and sea life were totally healthy. The bow is still in pretty good shape and the sterns copper propeller is fantastic. Do not miss this dive day!
Low Key's Captain, Ben, was great in getting us to dives with a minimum of wave bashing (it was windy and choppy the day we went to the Rhone). He did a great historical rundown on the ship while we cleared customs in Tortola. The dive masters I had, Austin and Max, were very good with time and checking on us. They were personable and friendly.
If I go back to St. John, I would dive with Low Key again!
Websites Low Key Watersports   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Maui, Roatan, Vosta Rica, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Generally there was a 45 minute dive. Then when you were under the boat, and still had more than 800psi, you could hang and look at close by marine life for 5 minutes.
On the Wreck of the Rhone, there was a deco stop at 10-15' mandatory.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
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 2 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There wasn't a bucket for cameras but the shop was so good, I would think they would put one if you asked.
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