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threestak
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September 26, 2011 7:57 am  

Hey All,

Just wondering if anyone knew the cherry dives spots around St. Thomas. I might have an opportunity to be a helping hand at a dive shop there and would probably learn about some sick spots any ways, but I just wanted to know if there was an insider's take on it. Thanks in advance.

Raj H.


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Marty on STT
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September 26, 2011 11:37 am  

There is so much to be seen here, most people don't like to share their 'secret'spots, like where they find lobsters, or certain shipwrecks, but with a few dives, you'll not care about what everyone else is doing and just enjoy what you are seeing, cuz there is lots to see!


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noOne
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September 26, 2011 4:20 pm  

The Rhone off of Salt Island BVI.

wikipedia


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threestak
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September 27, 2011 7:13 am  

There is so much to be seen here, most people don't like to share their 'secret'spots, like where they find lobsters, or certain shipwrecks, but with a few dives, you'll not care about what everyone else is doing and just enjoy what you are seeing, cuz there is lots to see!

That makes sense Marty. This means that in my free time I have the chance to explore!!! I want to find my own personal shipwreck that I don't tell anyone about!!!

Raj H.


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threestak
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September 27, 2011 7:14 am  

The Rhone off of Salt Island BVI.

wikipedia

Thanks for the heads up noOne. This looks like a sweeeeeeeeeeeet spot!!!


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Future Islander
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September 27, 2011 11:30 am  

Another good spot is just off of Caravel (sp) Rock. Besides the normal sea life there is a natural formation that resembles a road surface (much like that off of Bimini).


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TheChambills
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September 27, 2011 4:17 pm  

Can you dive without clearing immigrations?


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Linda J
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September 27, 2011 4:27 pm  

If you enter BVI waters, you must stop by customs.


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Exit Zero
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September 27, 2011 4:27 pm  

If you are diving in the BVI you will have to clear Customs and Immigration in the BVI 1st - before anchoring - and in the USVI coming back - all dive companies will do this - if you rent your own vessel you are personally responsible - [you will have to go through C+I at the STT airport when you leave the USVI ]


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threestak
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September 28, 2011 5:46 am  

Another good spot is just off of Caravel (sp) Rock. Besides the normal sea life there is a natural formation that resembles a road surface (much like that off of Bimini).

That sounds really interesting. I have never seen anything like that. I'll have to put it on my list. Thanks Future Islander.


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threestak
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September 28, 2011 5:48 am  

If you enter BVI waters, you must stop by customs.

Glad you mentioned this. Thank Linda.


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threestak
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September 28, 2011 5:49 am  

If you are diving in the BVI you will have to clear Customs and Immigration in the BVI 1st - before anchoring - and in the USVI coming back - all dive companies will do this - if you rent your own vessel you are personally responsible - [you will have to go through C+I at the STT airport when you leave the USVI ]

Exit Zero,

It's like you're leaving the country and coming back in just to go diving. That is pretty crazy. Thanks for the detailed info on the process.

Raj H.


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East Ender
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September 28, 2011 12:16 pm  

Raj: If you go to the BVI, you ARE leaving the country. And they will remind you.


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noOne
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September 28, 2011 12:57 pm  

Cartanser Senior is a STT local dive that I enjoyed one night before it was broken and moved.


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aussie
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September 29, 2011 1:54 pm  

Arches and Tunnels off Thatch Cay. Great dive!


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threestak
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September 29, 2011 4:06 pm  

Raj: If you go to the BVI, you ARE leaving the country. And they will remind you.

Well, it does make sense. I'm glad I know, because even though you guys told me, I might have absentmindedly headed over to a dive spot in BVI without realizing it, but as you said, they remind you...


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threestak
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September 29, 2011 4:09 pm  

Arches and Tunnels off Thatch Cay. Great dive!

Thanks Aussie!!!


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threestak
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September 29, 2011 4:11 pm  

Cartanser Senior is a STT local dive that I enjoyed one night before it was broken and moved.

Well heck, if I was you I'd feel special...


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