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Dive Review of Anchor Dive Center/Villa Margarita in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix

Anchor Dive Center/Villa Margarita, Oct, 2011,

by R B Hoffman, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6338.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Mainly in Hawaii and the Caribbean.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 84 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Followed computer restrictions.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse bucket provided on boat. No set-up table.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Dive staff very attentive and provided excellent service. After we set up gear first dive, they took care of everything the remainder of the time, including rinsing and storing all gear at the end of the day. The water was always very choppy but they have devised an excellent technique to get a diver back on the boat without bruises: A dive master comes to the ladder when you surface and holds on to your tank while you remove equipment before climbing ladder.

Dive sites are mainly 5 minutes away and surface intervals are spent on shore at the shop. Dive masters were great at finding critters. Never had more than 5 divers on board. Very careful and consistent handling of Nitrox protocols.

Villa Margarita is a guest house only a few minutes away. It overlooks the sea in a beautiful setting and the hosts are fantastic. Great experience there.
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