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

N2 The Blue, Feb, 2013,

by William Parks, MO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 6870.

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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments N2 the Blue is a first class operation. We felt very safe and cared for. We travelled to a beachfront VRBO rental north of Fredrikstad for a few days of pleasant diving and a few days of rest and relaxation. We were very satisfied on all accounts. The diving along the west coast ( Fredrikstad) is as easy as it gets. Typical Caribbean but we saw more rays and turtles than usual which was special. None of the many sites on this west coast are more than 8 minutes by boat. Their boat takes 6 divers but my wife and I were joined by 0-3 others on the four days we dove. Very little chop. Very easy in and out. Just right for our once ever year or two doses of spending a few days under the sea. And very easy for our 60+ year old bodies. Surprisingly, The Fredrikstad cruise ship pier (which is occupied once every 3-7 days by one ship at a time) makes an excellent day or night dive site when no boat is in town with its resident seahorses and proliferation of fish and other critters. Seeing the seahorses is all but guaranteed. Fredrikstad is very quiet, even when a cruise ship is in town. Decent food and enough interesting non-dive things to do if one needs to something other than read in the hammock and wait for the next sunset. They say that diving the wall on the St Croix north coast by Cane Bay can be more interesting but the choppy seas can make it harder and prone to cancellation ( we heard). Next time we might book a day with an outfitter up there, but for reliable good diving for a few days stick with the west coast.
Websites N2 The Blue   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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