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St. Thomas Diving Club
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Owner description: Voted #1 Best Dive Shop for 2016. St. Thomas Diving Club, located on the south side of St. Thomas, is a PADI authorized 5-Star IDC facility that caters to everyone from the beginning snorkeler to the experienced diver. Our staff of knowledgeable instructors is always on hand to provide you with an exceptional diving experience. .
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We absolutely love these guys! This will be the 3rd time we've booked with them, and we just love the small group/family feel that they all have. We just booked the 1/2 day/2 tank private charter with them (its on their website), and we had a great time. The reefs are intact and ready for visitors!

The shop is still being worked on, so be patient as you try to reach them. It will be worth it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MMinUSA
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

They are open for business and the diving in the USVI is fantastic. The shop has been mostly rebuilt and is located on the beach next to the Bolongo Bay Beach resort. The resort is still In recovery from the hurricane but they are accepting reservations. The restaurant is also open and serves great food. It’s a 15 minute cab ride to downtown. ($8 per person). If you stay there and dive there it’s super convenient.

You could also stay in town, then take a taxi there and back for your dive trip.

Either way I highly recommend St. Thomas Diving Club.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 527scottc
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Not many dives can be worthwhile for SCUBA divers and snorkelers, but St. Thomas Diving Club accommodated us all. The trip was enjoyable for divers & seasoned snorkelers alike. We went on a turtle dive & a wreck dive. This is the perfect dive trip for a hybrid (some SCUBA, some snorkel) diving family. The dive team was very professional & helpful. I have been diving for over 40 years & am difficult to please. I only review top notch experiences and give a pass to those I found less impressive. St. Thomas Dive Club is a must for all tourists (as long as they are strong swimmers). Enjoy!!!!!! Also, great food and entertainment follows at the bar next door!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We booked the advanced open water certification in here . It is a diving course with 3 half-day lesson. We only took the first half-day course in Saturday , Sep 2nd which contains buoyancy peak and underwater navigation( most boring part) and Alexis told us because of the hurricane coming we may not be able to diving on Tuesday, but we are DEFINITELY GOING To diving on Monday, and she asked if we can move the class from Tuesday morning to Monday afternoon. But we May be able to go out in Tuesday also.
Now , Sunday afternoon 4pm , we are informed by a call from this diving club :
we cannot go to boat diving on Monday because they Take Their Boat Out Of The Water Today . We will only be able to do the shore diving which has no fun.
Or they can issue us a adventure diver certification and they will only refund us 50% of the money we paid. We asked them to refund us 2/3 of the money because we only dived 1 out of three times and the answer is NO.
The attitude of the caller ( I believe his name is Dogg but not sure) is just epic bad.
He said the money we lost are due to hurricane but that's not true!
According to the phone call, they COULD bring us out for boat diving but they decided not to because they " Already took the boat out of water".
Because of the promise they made " we are definitely going to diving on Monday " , we just keep our old a did not change our flight and now we are staying here for nothing, and we are gonna stuck here because all flight has been fully booked for next few days.
I stated above two points to Dogg, the answer is :" You can call back to talk to our owner tomorrow. I can not give you my personal number or owners number now, it may not be able to find owner in 1 or 2 days ."

In conclusion , if our trip just went smoothly we may say this diving club is not bad.
But here we are, under the coming of hurricane, we discovered stthomasdiving club only want tourists' money.
They don't care about the time and feeling we spent , they can cancel whatever they want and refund as few as they want and mock us on the phone as ugly as they want.
I am super disappointed cause we had such a good dive with Lindsey and Alexis.

Until 09/11/2017
2 of us were refund 220 dollars, 1 of us has been charged 220 more, than refunded 220 which still refunded 0. Our document of "Adventure Diver" is still being hold by them so we can not get our Advanced Open Water Certification done. We sent them plenty emails but no response.
I suppose their diving shop are destroyed under Hurricane. I hope they are safe.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Wen Y
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I always enjoy going out for a dive with friends, and from the minute we arrived at the dive shop we were immediately greeted by friendly smiling staff which is a big deal at 8am on a Sunday morning. We filled out the usual paperwork, got our gear sorted and waited for the rest of the group arrive. When the time came to load up on the dive boat the staff immediately started helping with our gear and helping us aboard the boat. I was surprised how quickly the gear was set up and after the standard safety briefing we were on our way to a dive site of our choosing. Our group consisted of fairly experienced divers and we were all keen on seeing sharks. (who doesn't wanna go on a shark dive?) The dive leader did an amazing job even though we were doing everything we could to make his job harder. (we all wanted to follow the sharks, get lost and take pictures) Overall I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the dive. It was the best Sunday morning dive in recent memory. The staff did their jobs very well and we couldn't have asked for anything more. I have dived with a lot of companies on island and I will definitely be going back to St.Thomas Diving Club. I already have our next dive picked out and I imagine it will be even better.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michael G
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