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Dive Review of UBS Dive Center/Rhymer Bearch Resort in
Virgin Islands/British VI, Tortola

UBS Dive Center/Rhymer Bearch Resort, Apr, 2005,

by James Fillmore, ID, USA . Report 1650.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Kate and Tony run a fantastic dive operation. By offering "private boat" service, you get exactly the dive(s) and ambience that you want. Kate was our DM for 4 dives, and made sure a newbie in our group was prepared, comfortable, and watched over. By doing so, the others in the group could concentrate on their dives, and get the most out of them. UBS starts the dives a little later (9:30+), after most of the other dive boats, so the sites we went to were empty, so diving used up most of the day time, finishing around 4-4:30.

Both Kate and Scott (DM on last two dives) made the dives better, showing us critters, etc.

The also gave us some suggestions and help with things to do on our non-dive days.

Driving on Tortola is pretty wild. The locals drop their calm attitude and drive incredible fast on the very hilly island.

The room's in Rhymer Beach Reset's were clean, but don't expect a whole lot else out of the facility. (It is the Caribbean after all.) It does have an OK restaurant, but the market up the street is less expensive than the one on-site. Great beach in Cane Garden Bay.
Good news, the bands at the resorts stop between 10pm and 11:30pm, so they don't interfere with sleep unless you go to bed really early.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Caymen Is, Costa Rica, Kona, Kauai, Vancouver Island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Buddy, depths, safety stop
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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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