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Address: 9715 Estate Thomas Pmb 143, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
Phone Number: +1 340-774-3737
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Description: Operating since 1985, Underwater Safaris is a PADI Gold Palm Instructor...
Operating since 1985, Underwater Safaris is a PADI Gold Palm Instructor development Center Resort Facility with a record for safety unequaled by any other organization. The dive boats are U.S. Coast Guard inspected driven by a licensed captain, and all instructors are PADI-trained with years of experience leading both certified and non-certified divers.
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Nice boat and crew, but they need to focus on certified divers.

We did a wreck dive that had a great story behind it and there was a good amount of fish life. Just wish the discover scuba folks were on another boat. The equipment was in good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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houston, texas
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houston, texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We did a wreck dive that had a great story behind it and there was a good amount of fish life. Just wish the discover scuba folks were on another boat. The equipment was in good shape and the staff did a good safety briefing. If there is one negative is that several boats pull up to the same sight... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Anyone considering diving when visiting Saint Thomas should avoid this dive shop. I am equally upset with the cruise line for not giving us enough information regarding this trip. They stuff as many people as they can onto this boat. Certified and non certified. That would be fine if the certified divers were taken to a dive site that is... More 

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Seaford, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Certified divers should not waste their time and money with this dive operation. They put Discover Scuba Divers (DSDs) on the same boat as certified divers. DSDs have no experience. They are limited to a shallower depth. It's a training dive. Certified divers do not want to go to a training site. That's why we're certified. We can go to... More 

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Nashville, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Capy. Ryan and Dive Leader Juan were fantastic. We did Buck Island and the weather, water and fish cooperated. We were met at the pier and escorted to the dock where we boarded for our journey. I inspected the gear they provided and found it to be very well maintained and in excellent condition. A well done safety briefing and... More 

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Came to St Thomas for. Vacation and to finish my scuba certification. Rob and Kim are very accommodating, fun and delivered excellent customer service. These were my first open water dives. Rob really turned my training into a lot of fun. Thanks again

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Wisconsin
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168 reviews 168 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We dove at Buck Island, the reef & the wreck. There were 2 groups of 10 experienced divers and, because another boat had engine issues, another 20 try-it divers. We didn't see a lot of fish at either site. Highlight was a large black tip shark. Dive crew was very friendly & equipment was great...but I would not pay $125... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We went to Buck Island with this company through a tour set up by Royal Caribbean. My husband and I have been on countless dives and this was one of the least impressive. The customer service was great, but he diving itself was subpar, at best. Also there were way too many divers who were kicking up sand, flailing without... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We booked the dive trip through our cruise ship "The Getaway" with NCL. The dive master met us at the appointed time with the paperwork we needed to fill out. After a short walk to board the dive boat we proceeded to another cruise ship to pick up additional divers. The dive master had a plan for dive sites and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was about my 10th trip to St. Thomas. I have been diving with other shops on the Island and this was by far the best. With all things considered - ease of booking, friendly, knowledgeable, allowed us a choice of site rather than just going to the closest. We chartered Rob and his crew for a three tank day... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I get to dive once, maybe twice a year and this dive operation was a bad choice. I've heard of "cattle boats" but had not experienced one until now. I guess I can cross it off my bucket list. I had a feeling it would be a bad day when I learned that there were about 15 discover scuba divers... More 

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