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Best Dive Island

Discussion in 'Lesser Antilles' started by mac66, May 24, 2019.

  1. mac66

    mac66 Angel Fish

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    Location: SE Mich
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    St. Crox USVI- Dive/snorkel
    St. Johns, Antigua-Beach day
    Castria, St. Lucia-Island Tour
    Bridgetown, Barbados-Catamaran Sail
    St. George, Granada- Dive/snorkel
    Kingstown, St. Vincent-?
    Basseterrie, St. Kitts-Mount LIamuiga Volcano Hike
     
  2. jonhall

    jonhall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
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    Funny the timing of this thread. Today we were working out the logistics of a trip that would include Cozumel and trip to San Juan for a southern Caribbean cruise - whether or not to spend a week in Coz and then go to SJ or just do one or the other. With airfare not being very flexible to do the 2 weeks back to back we decided to do only the cruise and put Coz on the back burner. Tough decision as I have been wanting to stay at the Allegro on the south end of Coz for about 6 years now and a dive op is on site. Our friends wanted to do the cruise.

    So in January, I'll be on a cruise that hits several of the aforementioned locations. If St. Croix were one I'd definitely dive, but it's not. We get St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, and Barbados. Never dove while on a cruise (have only been on one up through Maine) but may try to at one stop. Will be looking through old (and new) threads on SB to get some diving tips while on a cruise.
     
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  3. mac66

    mac66 Angel Fish

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    There is a separate forum for cruise diving. It's under the Travel Related Discussion forums. Some pretty good tips there.

    So far I've only dived in Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten while on a cruise. Am booked to dive in Roatan in December while on a cruise (also visiting Cozumel & Costa Maya, Mexico as well but not diving) and then the islands I originally mentioned in March of next year.
     
  4. Karloss

    Karloss Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Braselton, Ga.
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    Out of the ones mentioned I have only dove St. Croix and St. Kitts. If memory serves me the diving on St. Croix will be easier being that St. Kitts has some mild current. The visibility should also be better in St. Croix.
     
  5. GaryIndiana

    GaryIndiana Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicagoland
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    So, in your opinion, Barbados is a worthwhile diving destination? I'm considering heading there and looking for information. Any help is appreciated.
     
  6. maudiver216

    maudiver216 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hollywood, FL
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    Hello there,

    Did you already take this cruise? I will be cruising the same itinerary next month!
     
  7. jonhall

    jonhall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
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    Have you been on your trip yet? If not, I thought I'd mention something about snorkeling in St. Croix so maybe you didn't have to pay for a snorkeler on the dive boat (if they were charging.) Unless there has been migration, on the Southside of the pier there used to be starfish everywhere. Snorkeling used to be very good along the shoreline on the Northside of the pier. Pictures I've taken snorkeling there of are reef fish, puffer fish, octopus, turtles, starfish, barracuda, stingray, spotted eagle ray, etc.... I've been told of grouper but haven't seen them. The only thing to be careful of are black spiny urchins.

    The nice thing is the snorkeling can be done close to the pier (and dive shop if it's N2theBlue) where the dive boat is and it's convenient to meet up with each other. Just a thought.
     
  8. mac66

    mac66 Angel Fish

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    Location: SE Mich
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    No, our cruise isn't until Feb next year.
     
  9. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    I'm glad you decided against the Gros Piton in St. Lucia. The hike is hell, and you can get a better view from a place you can drive all the way up. Let me know if you need more information. BTW..., Superman's Flight is one of the best dives I have ever done.
     
  10. mac66

    mac66 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: SE Mich
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    Updated: Tentative Schedule

    St. Crox USVI- Dive/snorkel-St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures
    St. Johns, Antigua-Beach day
    Castria, St. Lucia-Island Tour
    Bridgetown, Barbados-Catamaran Sail
    St. George, Granada- Dive/snorkel-divegranada.com
    Kingstown, St. Vincent-Dive/snorkel-Indigo Dive
    Basseterrie, St. Kitts-Mount LIamuiga Volcano Hike

    I'm real happy to be able to dive three times on this trip considering my wife doesn't dive.
     
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