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Scuba St Lucia and Anse Chastanet Questions

Discussion in 'Lesser Antilles' started by rockn4u, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Bearcat11

    Bearcat11 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: United States

    My wife and I have primarily done our vacations with Sandals and our experiences have been pretty consistent. We learned on our honeymoon in Jamaica and we were at first kept separate from the certified divers while we did Open Water and Advanced classes (fell in love immediately). Once we were certified, the put us in with groups of other advanced divers for our remaining dives. The dives usually ended when my wife hit 1000psi.

    On our next two trips, we were put with more advanced divers and we usually got 45+ min dives because we were better at managing our air. Only a handful of dives did we have newbies with us, and that was usually because they were shorter staffed (they manage their staff based on the number of divers).

    We have been below 100 ft on every trip at least twice, and many times the guides have allowed the advanced divers to manage their depths on the deeper option dives. If you talk with the dive guides early on during your trip, and let them know you'd like to dive with more advanced divers or stay longer at the bottom, they will try to accommodate you.

    We have not had a negative experience with any of the Sandals dive teams and would highly recommend them for people who are looking for the recreational nature of Scuba with the relaxation and accommodations of the resort. We have loved getting the dives done in the morning and having the day to relax, enjoy the resort, and get away for a week or so. (We've stayed at Negril (Jamaica), Barbados, and Montego Bay)
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  2. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Will be in St Lucia at Anse Chastanet in two weeks and will report back in afterwards. There are 15 scheduled dives and I will be diving their reef all I can (or they will allow) following the scheduled dives of the day.
  3. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    I am horrible about posting a trip report. The people and resort were top notch. I wanted to do more diving than I got to but you are really limited to about three dives a day since you have to have a guide with you. be happy to answer any questions but am too lazy to type out a full report. But here, have some photos...
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  4. coralhead

    coralhead Angel Fish

    Love that Frogfish photo.
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