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Carambola Beach Resort, St Croix, USVI
aljst - 5/29/2012 1:53 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 6

Trying to get a feel for the resort and diving in St Croix. Will be there in late August.

If anyone has been there, I’d greatly appreciate your opinion, places and operators to visit and avoid.

LONGTAILBDA - 6/16/2012 4:04 PM
We’ve been traveling to St Croix for years. Carambola is a great resort and is going through a complete renovation now.

The operator @ Carambola is Sweet Bottom divers. They are an unafilliated shop. Nice folks and the gentleman who runs it, Tony, did my wifes OW cert several years ago. We’ve dove through other shops with these guys over the years, as well.

The other 2 shops that we know and have dived with would be Cane Bay and SCUBA; both great operations and the folks they employee are some of the best. We usually dive with Cane Bay as we know the owners and the instructors well. We also know and have dove with several of the guys at SCUBA and cannot recommend them enough. Quite frankly I don’t think you will be disappointed with any of the shops on island. We have not dove with them all but have socialized with various owners and staff for a very long time. It’s one of the few locations that I’ve dove where all the shops are nice to work with. I started diving a very long time ago.

If you have any specific questions drop me a line. I’m regularly at Dutch and dive offshore when ever possible; if you ever want to meet up give me a yell.


PS I believe scuba is on this forum as well.
LONGTAILBDA - 6/16/2012 4:07 PM
You may also want to contact Debbiediver on this as she lives on island.
LONGTAILBDA - 6/16/2012 4:10 PM
Sorry DebbyDiver
aljst - 6/16/2012 7:58 PM
Thanks a lot for all the good info !

We alredy made reservation and will be there from 8/18 thru 8/25. If you happen to be there, may be we can meet up.

LONGTAILBDA - 6/17/2012 7:16 PM
Won"t be there at that time, who did you book your dives with?

If you would like to meet up at some point in and around rhis area give me a call, Also can give you some recomendations on good places to eat ect during your non dive times

Have fun
aljst - 6/19/2012 10:52 AM
Dives were booked with sweetbottom dive center, they are part of the resort, spoke to the owner Tony, and he seemed quite nice. I also got a pretty nice deal with the hotel included.

Would appreciate some nice places to eat and to visit, it will be my first time in St Croix