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Dive Review of Sweet Bottom in
Virgin Islands

Sweet Bottom: "Reefs in tragic condition", May, 2023,

by Sheleigh A Harding, UT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12427.

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

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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments The reefs on St. Croix that we visited were 80-90% dead. Itís really sad, because the reefs here were surely magnificent in their day. (They havenít completely crumbled away, so you can see what they once must have been.) Some areas still have a little life, but not many. There is ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Big Island of Hawaii, Maui, Tobago, Roatan, BVI's, Costa Rica, Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Palau, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
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Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

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By Elaine Morse in CO, US at May 20, 2023 19:59 EST  
I'm not surprised. About thirty years ago we were on a cruise and we dived there. The surprising thing was that even the dive guide was not interested in preserving the area. When asked about all of the people fishing right on the reef his answer was that it was more important for them to eat than to have fish for people to see. So, with that attitude who was going to try to protect the reef?
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