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Dive Review of St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures/Hotel Caravalle in
Virgin Islands/Christiansted, St. Croix

St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures/Hotel Caravalle: "Excellent Experience in St. Croix with S.C.U.B.A./Hotel Caravelle", Sep, 2017,

by Richard J Lunsford Jr, KY, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9794 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire (> 150 dives), Key Largo (20 dives), Jupiter, Fl (17 dives), Belize via live-aboard (26 dives), Caymans via live-aboard (25 dives), North Carolina (9 dives), California Channel Islands (24 dives), several on Caribbean cruise stops.
Closest Airport Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Getting There Flew from Nashville, TN; layover in Charlotte, NC going, Miami, FL coming back. One day travel time each way.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions IIRC, don't exceed 130 feet deep, back on the boat with at least 500 PSI (nobody checked us).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Cameras had a rinse bucket separate from masks. They'd take my camera as I climbed out and put it in the rinse bucket for me. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Spent 8-days at Hotel Caravelle in Christiansted, St. Croix. On Aug. 6, 7 & 8, did 12 boat dives (6 2-tank trips, all with AL80 tanks, diving air) on S.C.U.B.A.'s dive boat Reliance docked at the boardwalk right across from the hotel. They setup my gear, swapped tanks between dives and took us out one trip with only 3 customers, & I think 1 was non-paying shop staff! Friendly staff, good general Caribbean reef diving, and plenty of Caribbean reef shark sightings (part of why I chose diving the north coast vs. staying in Frederiksted and diving the west coast this trip ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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