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Sweet Bottom Dive Center

Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa | Estate Davis Bay, St. Croix
340 778-3800
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Ranked #4 of 62 Activities in St. Croix
Type: Other, Adventure
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Fort Myers, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A fantastic location for shore diving on the wall at Carabola Beach. Greg and Mel run a tight ship, with friendly, experienced and dedicated customer service. Their divemasters are excellent divers and guides, friendly, and experienced. The rental gear is perfectly maintained. There is storage for personal gear, shower, rinse area, a small shop for those little things you intentionally... More

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Snow Hill, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have wanted to SCUBA dive my whole life. I finally got a chance when my wife and I were recently visiting St. Croix. Actually, we chose the island just for the diving opportunites. I contacted Greg and got my online PADI training out of the way online. Then, when we came in October I had all my confined and... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The staff at Sweet Bottom Dive Center are amazing. I have always wanted to go diving and never taken the plunge. Sweet Bottom offered a PADI discover diving course which I inquired about--unfortunately, since I had ear surgery as a child, I needed a doctor's release to be able to dive. While working on that, they offered to take me... More

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

After days of uncertainty on the weather and swell, we finally were able to book a dive and enroll the kids in a Discover Scuba class. After some instruction and pool time the kids were ready for their 1st dive. Greg, Mel and Matt were the dive instructors and so both kids had their own instructor, while my wife and... More

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The convenience of walking from your room to the dive center located on the beach & not having to ride several miles or minutes to a dive site is worth it all! Stan took 2 morning dives for three days & one night dive downtown Fredericksted at the cruise ship pier! His dive master the first couple of days was... More

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Windsor, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I recently celebrated our 25th anniversary at Renaissance Carambola where Sweet Bottom Dive Center is located. I have been a certified diver since 1985 and have never been able to get my wife to try it. She decided to try it and took the Discover Scuba class from Melinda. I have to say that had it not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Over the last week my husband and I had the most extraordinary vacation in St. Croix which was topped off by incredible scuba diving with Sweet Bottom Dive Center. We had 6 dives both guided (night and Cane Bay) as well as independent shore dives from the resort. Mel and Greg were top notch, meeting and exceeding our every need... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great spot to go scuba diving with tons of stuff to see. The staff there is really friendly and they helped me out with everything I needed to go dive. This is one of the best places to go in St. Croix for sure. For the price you can't beat Sweet Bottom Dive Center. I will be going again the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Sweet Bottom Dive shop, run by Mel and Greg Gapen, is fantastic. Whether you've been diving for years or this is your first time, I highly highly recommend diving with them. Our dive instructor, Katie, was phenomenal. She helped us brush up on our skills, made sure we practiced the fundamentals, and did so enthusiastically and with a smile... More

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St. Croix
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Have to thank the awesome staff at Sweet Bottom, Greg, Mel, and Bailey in particular, for the amazing weekend getting Rescue Dive certified. Although my niece and I were treated to an awesome dive earlier in the summer - where the wall, a friendly reef shark, and fun encounter with a colorful and ornery octopus kept us smiling into our... More

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