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Ouanalao Dive

Grand Cul De Sac, 97133, St Barthelemy
(011)6 90 63 74 34
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Ranked #4 of 12 Activities in St Barthelemy
Type: Water sports
Fee: Yes
Most recent review
- Jun 28, 2014
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Juneau, Alaska
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Turenne operates a VERY awesome dive shop! This man is a class act dive master and he earned my respect as one of the top DM's. We dove during the off-peak season and he reserved space on his boat for not one but TWO of my non-diver friends to snorkel. We were accompanied by Maggie and a new diver. I... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I dive 50 to 100 times a year, so I know a great dive operator when I meet one. Turenne is a great dive companion. His boat and equipment are new, well maintained, and he is very customer service oriented. He knows all the dive sites real well, and is very easy to deal with. If you are going to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I have dove with 4 different scuba operators by this time. Though that may not seem like many, I have an interest in Hyberbarics and appreciate safe practices. The Ouanalao Dive boat docks on Grand Cul de Sac Beach. The owner is Turenne and he took us out on his boat and served as our dive master. The seas were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

It was my wife's first dive, she really enjoyed it. I hadn't dived in 5 years: great refresh, hungry for more.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

St Barths is probably not the best diving spot in the world but diving with Turenne at Ouanaloa Dive is very efficient, safe and pleasant. The dive shop is located at Grande cul de Sac which I believe offers a better experience than from Gustavia. If one is staying outside of Gustavia then Grande cul de Sac is likely more... More

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Pleasanton, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

We went snorkeling, not diving, and had a good time. Having snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef and in Hawaii, I can't say the snorkeling is the best ever. The area looks overfished and the coral is lifeless. We went more for the experience of it and had a great time. Turenne and his staff are pleasant and helpful. We communicated... More

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