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Admiralty Dive Center

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Address: Windward Passage Hotel, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Best dive shop on the island

This was actually the best dive shop that I ever experienced diving in the islands. Duane knew pretty much everything about the sea life in the area as well as the things to do on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was actually the best dive shop that I ever experienced diving in the islands. Duane knew pretty much everything about the sea life in the area as well as the things to do on land. We dove with him every day for five days and we're not disappointed at all. I was not looking for amenities, I can bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Duane is a cool guy! Who leaves their engineering job in Seattle to buy a dive shop in St Thomas? Duane that's who... living the dream.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had an very good experience with our friends at Admiralty Dive Centre…they picked us up on time at our port and we were on board their boat, ready to go within a half hour. They took us to some great dive spots, allowing us the time to really check thing out. We even had the chance to pet a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I had read the reviews before booking and was apprehensive at first but decided that the person who wrote previous bad reviews was venting and decided to book anyway. We were not disappointed, Duane, Brent and Jerry were great and very knowledgeable about the area with Duane having been in St. Thomas for over 20 years. We received some local... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First time in 30 years that I dove the south end of St Thomas, I usually end up on the east end. Went out one day with Duane and seen a couple different sites. Nice diving, nice operators even if I didnt get to see that seahorse Ive been looking for.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was tasked to organize scuba/snorkeling for about 100 colleges in St. Thomas on a corporate reward trip. Owner, Duane, responded quickly to my email inquiry and crafted a solution by partnering with a local snorkeling operator to provide diving for 10 and snorkeling for 95. One stop shopping. My colleagues had a spectacular time whether they were diving or... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have become quite the cruisers of late and especially enjoy waking up in a different port of call that offers terrific diving but anyone who cruises knows that the excursions offered aboard ship are routinely overpriced and often disappointing and when it comes to diving you get packed onto a dive boat with a bunch of other people of... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I've always dove the east end while in St. Thomas but this trip decided to try something more near town, and I'm glad we did. Dwayne our Dive Master was excellent and really knew his stuff. He's obviously been around awhile and does things his way, which may have led to some of the more negative reviews that I see... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Duane and his dive instructor/guide, Beau, led us on 2 gorgeous reef dives near Water Island. Duane's easy manner and steady captaincy made us feel safe & secure. The MR2 Duck was a trusty vessel and provided everything we needed for excellent dives. My husband and I are both PADI Advanced divers and we've dived with over a dozen dive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I got certified for PADI Open Water diving. I felt like my training was very detailed and thorough! Duane is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He has a new assistant, Molly, who also participated in the training. She did great! I felt very safe and very prepared to SCUBA once certified.

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