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fargo
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I am thinking of moving to St. Croix full time. Is it true that the water is grey and unswimmable June through December? How do you like living there?

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Posted : June 25, 2015 11:22 pm
CruzanIron
(@CruzanIron)
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LMAO:@) now that's funny.
Where did you hear that?

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Posted : June 26, 2015 8:28 am
Alana33
(@Alana33)
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Someone is obviously pulling your leg as our waters are beautiful, year round.

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Posted : June 28, 2015 12:04 pm
Left Coast
(@Left_Coast)
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If you're a diver, after a heavy rainfall or some current changes, visibility may be reduced to 60-100 feet... but never gray or un-swim-able! (is that a word)?

under the pier, maybe 40' deep, GoPro hero black (no filters) June 29, 2015

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Posted : June 30, 2015 4:22 am
FLLisa
(@FLLisa)
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I've been diving in STX in different years in June, July and November. I don't think I've ever seen visibility less than 60 ft.

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Posted : June 30, 2015 4:35 pm
fargo
(@fargo)
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Thank you all for the responses. That's great news.
Is there a way to find buddies to snorkel with? ...like a meetup group for snorkeling?

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Posted : July 7, 2015 12:50 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
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grey water? wow. never. after a heavy rain it might be a bit brown near the coast for less than a day due to the run off, especially in gallows bay but you can always see forever when diving or snorkeling.

unswimable-maybe due to being acclimated and the water being too cold for some. it gets too cold for me

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Posted : July 15, 2015 4:39 pm
AandA2VI
(@AandA2VI)
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HAHAHHAHAHHAH!! Oh man that was HILARIOUS. No, its very clear and very beautiful!

*** The views and opinions expressed in my posts are soley those of A&A2VI and other like minded islanders. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of the majority or any/all contributors to this site. Have a GREAT DAY!

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Posted : August 18, 2015 10:01 pm
Zuni Omar
(@Zuni_Omar)
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There are a group of swimmers who normally swim with snorkel, mask, and fins on M-W-F at 730 am at Cane Bay; they swim about a mile and stop for turtles or anything else interesting that they see.

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Posted : September 5, 2015 7:04 pm
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