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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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Average at best

Booked a scuba trip through the cruise ship (Celebrity) since they had it as one of their excursions. Wished I could give a higher rating as the crew were friendly and took... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Booked a scuba trip through the cruise ship (Celebrity) since they had it as one of their excursions. Wished I could give a higher rating as the crew were friendly and took care of us but the dive sites were not impressive at all and not too many fish. Maybe this is all St. Thomas has to offer... While the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Am a casual diver. Certified 12 years ago. I usually arrange my own dives directly. But signed up at last minute so I went through my cruise ship. Wished I could give a higher rating as the crew was delightful and eager to serve. But the two dives were quite boring with few fish compared to past dives. Not sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Couldn't rate the company and the staff highly enough. Went out on a Discover Scuba Dive having never dove before but staff were really reassuring and patient along with wicked sense of humour! Greg was phenomenal as an instructor!

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houston, texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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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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178 reviews 178 reviews
35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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