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

St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures: "Excellent Service with Safety Focus", Jan, 2016,

by Cheryl Sherwood, TN, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8794 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments S.C.U.B.A's (St Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures) motto is "friendliest dive shop on planet Earth" and they live up to that. All staff, on the boat, in the shop and the office were very friendly and helpful. Even during a very rough day on the water, when most divers were seasick, staff was great, attentive, and concerned. Roll calls usually done before boat leaves the dock and after each dive. The conditions on the north shore at the time we were there were not great - high winds meant big swells, rough seas, and low vis. COnditions on the west side were much better. Even though the west side boat was already fully booked, the dive operation arranged a GREAT pier dive for us on the west side - sent a DM (who hauled all our gear) to meet and guide us there. That dive - under the cruise ship pier, was our favorite of the week. Unfortuantely we could not return and do another dive there because no diving there when cruise ship in port. There we saw the most fish and critters, including many seahorses. The diving on the north shore was so-so - pretty corals but not many fish. Saw a few turtles, sharks and stingrays. Dive shop very well equipped. They took our BCs, regs, and wetsuits everyday, rinsed them, and brought to and set up on the boat the next day.
Websites St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving All over Carribean, Australia, Fiji, Maldives
Closest Airport STX Getting There We fley ATL - SJU - STX

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Advise dive leader when at 1500 psi, return to boat with 500psi.
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 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Separate rinse tank for cameras, well explaned and enforced.
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