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Dive Review of N2 The Blue in
Virgin Islands/Frederiksted, St. Croix

N2 The Blue: "Great dives, great shop in St. Croix", Aug, 2016,

by Kathy Minke, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 9013.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments N2 the Blue is an excellent shop. We experienced great service and personalized attention. There was one small problem with a gear bag being misplaced but the staff made sure it was resolved ASAP. It's not cheap but I would dive with them again in a heartbeat. The dives ranged from really nice to fantastic. Lots to look at including seahorses, octopuses, frog fish, turtles, scorpion fish, etc. The pier dive is definitely worth doing both daytime and nighttime. One highlight was an army of squid that stopped to stare at us for a while (probably about 100 of them). The max number of divers we had was 6. Easy forward roll entry and ladder return on the boat dives. If you like relaxing, easy diving, this is for you. We did not do any of the wreck sites and we were definitely taking it easy so I'm not sure how those who like more challenging conditions would find it.

Shout out also to the Blue Turtle Beach House which we rented for the week. Amazing snorkeling right out the back door (and a rainbow every morning). We saw most of the same creatures listed above (including the octopuses!) while snorkeling from the house. Great spaces indoors and out (3 BR, 3 BA, pool, AC in the bedrooms, everything worked); very comfortable for three couples. Definitely rent a vehicle for getting around the island. We especially enjoyed Polly's at the Pier and Rhythms at Rainbow Beach for food. We were there during the off season (August); not sure it would be as wonderful when the cruise ships are in (plus you can't dive the pier when there is a cruise ship).
Websites N2 The Blue   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Australia, Panama, California
Closest Airport Getting There Direct from Miami or San Juan

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions one hour max bottom time; return with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 [None]
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