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Dive Review of St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures, Dec, 2013,

by Harvey S. Cohen, NJ, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 7463 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Exceptionally well-run operation. Valet diving -- they handle gear, rinse, store, etc. Dock is extremely convenient -- right next to shop in downtown Christiansted. Boats comfortable and well set up. Typically there was an instructor with 1-2 students, and a guide for the experienced divers. Students never got in our way. Guides were excellent at finding interesting stuff.
St. Croix has dozens of good dive sights -- reef, wall, pier. At North Star, 3-5 reef sharks shadowed us like big puppies. Not many big clouds of fish, but adult & juvenile spotted drums, triggerfish, big friendly reef squids, seahorses, lobsters, eels, scorpionfish, octopi, frog fish, etc. Barrel sponges at Eagle Ray were the biggest and healthiest I've ever seen.
The Fredricksted pier is a 5-star dive day or night. Excellent viz, tons of soft coral on concrete pilings, great profusion of interesting critters.
Websites St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving NJ, FL, Palau, Coral Sea, Caribbean (many), Komodo, Galapagos, Fiji, Dutch Springs
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 [None]
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