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Chris Sawyer Dive Center

Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
340 776 6111
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Ranked #9 of 9 Attractions in Caneel Bay
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
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Owner description: Go night snorkeling at Hull Bay and greet octopi and schools of squid.
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

I was in the Virgins this past March and was advised by another dive operator that Sawyers is out of business. There was discussion about a new buyer that would operate on St THomas but the St John operation was being handled by other operators.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2008

I have dove (dived?) with Chris Sawyer several times over the past 12 years and each time is better than the previous. Chris and his people make the entire experience wonderful. The divemaster even told me - "Why are you working so hard? You are on vacation, let me do that." When I first dove with Chris, his shop was... More

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New york
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

My husband is a certified diver but I am not. Always I was doing something alone while he was diving. Acutally I had tried scuba diving before in mexico and had a bad experience. Since then, I didn't want to try diving again. Chris Sawyer offers Introduction course for FREE!!!! They do the lesson from the beach which made me... More

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Boulder, CO
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2008

My boyfriend and I went diving through the Chris Sawyer dive shop and had a great time. If I were to go back to St.Thomas, I would definetly go to them again to go diving.

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austin, texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2007

Me and my Wife just returned from St. John after a week's visit. Prior to going, I researched all the dive shops on the island and Chris Sawyer came up consistently as one of the best dive operations on the island. As we were travelling right before Hurricane Dean was passing by, I contacted several dive shops regarding conditions and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2007

This place sucks. I would go to the ritz's dive shop, patagonia or patagon. They are really cool and flexable, and don't act all put out like the chris sawyer place does. Sawyer seems as if they are at their wits end when you ask them questions, and they seem like they only want to accomidate people who know anything... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2007

My husband and I booked a two tank dive with Chris Sawyer for our stop over in St. Thomas on a Carnival Cruise. We had done dives inthe past with the cruise lines but wanted to use an outside one this time. We dove with Chris and Perry and they were fantastic. I was a little apprehensive, being that I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2005

Chris Sawyer Dive Shop is one of the best on the island, if not the best. His dive masters, boats and equipment are first rate. His staff are all mature professionals who make everyone at ease and relaxed. I will dive with them again.

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New York, NY
3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2004

We rented diving equipment from them to do a beach dive from Coki Beach and they were so amazingly helpful and went out of their way to make our diving experience enjoyable. I recommend them highly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2004

Since 1994 to the present year my wife and I have spent our two or three week vacation in St. Thomas. We meet Chris Sawyer the first year that we arrived their from a cruise we where on. He was a very friendly person who made us feel like we were part of a family and not out-siders. He instructed... More

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