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Address: Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa | Estate Davis Bay, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340 778-3800
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Diving Paradise!!

We took a family trip my wife and I and two teenagers and dove for two days. We stayed at the Renaissance where the dive shop was located. So for the first requirement for Diving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Ken H
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We took a family trip my wife and I and two teenagers and dove for two days. We stayed at the Renaissance where the dive shop was located. So for the first requirement for Diving Paradise convenience ....check!! The next thing you have to have for Diving Paradise is a great staff ...check!! Our airline made us miss our connection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great dive center at the Carambola resort. Run by husband & wife team Greg and Mel Gapen. First day we dove the wall at Davis Bay right in front of the dive shop. Dive masters John and Julie added to our adventure. Greg listened to our interests and set up a great week of dives for us.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you want to learn to dive and get your certification, in a beautiful setting with great instructors, then this is the place to go. Mel and Greg are exceptional teachers with the patience of saints. Besides accommodating to our schedule, two of our group of four were exceedingly anxious about the whole experience of being underwater despite lots of... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I recently went to St Croix to learn to scuba dive. We were concerned that we would be comfortable and capable. Greg and Mel took us under their tutelage, and helped us get comfortable and proficient! I was able to get my certification, and my wife was able to say she gave her best-but decided against the... More 

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St. Croix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My son got his certification from Greg at sweet bottoms. He was so patient with him that even his mom was not nervous. They do not have a dive boat but the shore dives from Davis Bay and Cane Bay are fantastic. Be sure to ask for Bailey as a dive instructor. She is very knowledgeable about the dives in... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

One of the deciding factors in choosing the Carambola Beach Resort was the on-site dive shop and the opportunity to dive the wall from the resort. My expectations were high and my experience exceeded them in all aspects. The entire staff was very friendly, and extremely competent. They are efficient in organizing the dives, and have a strong focus on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Jon and Julie were patient, efficient teachers. My husband and I had a not-so-great 'snuba' experience before this, and they instantly recognised the failure points and fixed them. The dive experience was easy, calming and all kinds of fascinating. Great for first-timers!

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just left St. Croix this AM. Spent 3 days diving with SBDC, DM Bill was terrific as well as Mike. Great sites and the Pier is a must. The entire staff made me feel welcome and they handled my gear as if it were there own. When we get a chance to get back to S/C I will definitely hook... More 

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Melinda G, Manager at Sweet Bottom Dive Center, responded to this review

John, thanks for diving with Sweet Bottom Dive Center. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to St. Croix and doing some more diving! More 

New York- Long Island
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We just returned from a great trip to the Renaissance Carambola and while we were there our kids decided that they wanted to try scuba diving (ages 14 and 15). The staff at Sweet Bottom was fantastic! From start to finish they were helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. They had the right amount of humor and management to work with the... More 

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Melinda G, Manager at Sweet Bottom Dive Center, responded to this review

I am glad your teens had a great time! At Sweet Bottom Dive Center we believe in safety and want our Discover Scuba divers to have a safe fun time. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We did our final certified diver certification during our stay at the hotel. Staff and our instructor Baley are amazing and very helpful. Our last dive was amazing !!!!!! Hope to come back and do more dives with these guys.

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Melinda G, Manager at Sweet Bottom Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks for completing your Open Water course with us! We would love for you to come back and we will show you some great dive sites next time, maybe even do your Advanced certification! More 

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