Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Caribbean Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2006, 06:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: uniontown,pa
Posts: 7
Default
hi...has anyone ever gone scuba diving in st.martin? i heard it was not so hot...would st.thomas be better?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-28-2006, 09:39 AM
penny3333's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,601
Default
We've snorkeled in both places, if I were to pick one it would be St. Thomas. We took a catamaran to Buck Island (which there seems to be a buck island everywhere), but we had a great snorkel. Saw a few turtles and lots of fish. St. Maarten isn't great, but it isn't that bad, we saw a lot of fish. If you ever get to Dominica, do the Champagne Beach snorkel or dive, it's gorgeous--even saw some octopus and squid. Trunk Bay is a beautiful beach, they have showers, restrooms, a snack bar, a couple of shops, and lockers. Trunk Bay is on St. Johns, which you can take a ferry to. Since we only snorkel, taking our equipment is no big deal. But for diving, they may have a dive boat that goes over there. Trunk Bay is a beach snorkel that has a self-guided tour. Wish we were going now, but not until October--drat. Have a wonderful time!!
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-28-2006, 01:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 105
Default
Diving is good anywhere. Right? LOL. Some places better than others, but if I get a chance to dive I go. I don't care where. Personally I find sunken ships boring. Swim around the outside, avoid sharp objects and cables, etc. Whoopie. I'd much rather admire the creatures and scenery.

That being said, I didn't like Aruba. Sure, the scenery was great. But the "cruise line" dive had an interesting way of doing things. No buddy system, just a group dive. I didn't mind until I stopped to look at some coral, and lost the group. (We were a day behind a tropical storm, so it wasn't very clear down bottom). A few minutes late I could not find my group - they had moved on. I searched. Eventually I decided that I had a choice. Keep looking or go back to the boat. Way less than 500 air; time to come up. I ascended, and was not thrilled to see that the entire group was on board the boat eating and drinking. HELLO? DIVE MASTER? Did you forget someone??? OOPS! Shades of the movie Open Water?????
 
Closed Thread

Tags
buddy, cruise, dives, maarten, reviews, scuba, st

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Excursion: St. Martin Nookie Caribbean Port Chat 0 08-14-2010 05:30 PM
st martin tours cruzincrazy Caribbean Port Chat 1 01-28-2008 11:24 AM
rum at st martin beckyann1 Caribbean Port Chat 0 10-02-2006 03:12 PM
st martin camper123 Caribbean Port Chat 2 05-20-2006 02:15 PM
st thomas or st martin hatchbacktyper Caribbean Port Chat 2 04-29-2003 08:03 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:50 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2