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“Great snorkeling experience with children” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coki Dive Center

Coki Dive Center
Coki Beach | 6406 Coki Point, St. Thomas
+1 340-775-4220
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Coki Dive Center is located at Coki Beach, on the east end of St. Thomas, USVI. We offer Snorkeling, Discover Scuba Diving, Certified Scuba Diving, boat or beach dives and PADI Scuba classes from Bubblemakers to Divemasters. We are a PADI Five Star facility and a leader of Discover Scuba Diving a PADI course for people to try scuba diving.
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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“Great snorkeling experience with children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We didn't really spend much time on the beach so can't rate the beach experience itself. Dive staff helped us with our children, fitting us all with great fins, masks and tubes. They watched our towel bag and had locker rentals for $5 right next to their register for our valuables (key on an elastic wrist cord). Items were clean and the snorkeling was amazing steps from the sand. Dog biscuits for sale (staff gave us a couple to try) as fish food made for great fun for the kids, with fish of all kinds surrounding us. The staff here was wonderful, can't say enough good about them. Clean bathrooms with outdoor showers (they rinse at best) over on the beach side, a short walk around the corner. Food at Coral World steps away and taxi line in front of dive shop.

Visited November 2013
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Peter J, Owner at Coki Dive Center, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Hey Boggbill! Thank you for your review. Mandy remembers you and your kids and says to tell you they were great and a lot of fun! Happy to help and hope you guys come back for more soon!
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Excellent dive location, good equipment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I dove with Coki in October. I chose a shore dive and had a blast. Our DM a young and nice blond girl, was fun, attentive and knowledgeable. She took us for a 50mins dive, depth were quite shallow and the water 85F. Clear viz and no currents. The dive site looked like a tropical forest marine version: sponges of all colours, corals, coral cages where new young coral was planted ( quite interesting); tropical fish, crabs and other colourful critters. At the end of the dive we came across a sea turtle. Easy and delightful dive, especially for someone who is used to California diving.
The dive centre is well organized, has good equipment and try to accommodate walk ins certified divers for the next tour if possible. Great location for people thinking of taking up scuba diving or kids: the beach has pool conditions. Ideal to start getting familiar with scuba indeed.
Highly recommendable. I'd go back diving with this centre any time.

Visited October 2013
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Peter J, Owner at Coki Dive Center, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Thank you Sabrina L for your review! We're glad you had a great time and appreciate your feedback. We hope you come back and join us again soon!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Good snorkeling, dreadful food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The parking lot of this place is no bigger than my kitchen and the parking attendents are all stoned. In spite of that, I have to say that Coki beach is one really pristine beach with great snorkeling. The gear is pretty reasonably priced and the staff is very friendly and personable.
Stay away from the Coki Dive Club grill. We ordered a grilled Mahi Mahi sandwhich, I know that piece of fish was at least a few days old and then recooked for me:tougher than a baseball hide, I mean it was almost criminal that this thing ended up on my plate. The cook said she does a mean Mahi Mahi sandwhich with a specal sauce; since when is katchup a special sauce, maybe the worse sandwhich I have ever had.

Visited November 2013
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Peter J, Owner at Coki Dive Center, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Thank you for your review bobbypeeru,
We are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with the food and the parking attendants, however please understand that you are reviewing Coki Dive Center, which is only the little kiosk at the top of the stairs at Coki Beach. Please let us clarify, Coki Beach is a public beach and hires their own staff, which is seperate from us. The parking lot and the beach cafe you mentioned are a part of Coral World, which is the aquarium next door to us and again, is not a part of Coki Dive Center. We have no Coki Dive Club Grill and no food service associated with our dive center at all. We specialize in scuba diving and snorkel rentals only. We appreciate your honest review and are glad to hear that you were pleased with the snorkeling and the staff that helped you with the equipment, as that does pertain to us. We ask that you share your review regarding the parking and food on the Coki Beach page, or Coral World page, and keep the review on our page as it pertains to Coki Dive Center. We take our reviews to heart here on TripAdvisor, and want others to be provided with accurate information and reviews from those who have visited our Coki Dive Center shop. Again, thank you for your review bobbypeeru, and we hope you reconsider our review and rating.
Warm Regards,
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Calgary, AB
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“Best dive outfit anywhere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My husband and I, scuba addicts, decided this trip to St. Thomas would be a good time to do our Rescue Diver course (much better than doing it in our cold Canadian waters!). After I researched reviews of area PADI dive shops, I settled on Coki as the right place for us to take such a challenging course. Good decision! Everything went smoothly from the first email contact to getting our Certification. Not only were we able to start the academic portion of the course at home, saving precious vacation time, but our instructor was the best we've ever had, hands down. Derek kept the classes relaxed and fun, but still made sure we had learned everything thoroughly. I would seriously come back to St. Thomas just to do more speciality courses here. Of course, the boat dives we did the day after passing the course (our way of celebrating) were also incredible, visiting pristine reefs full of everything from parrot fish to southern rays, and one very docile nurse shark. We both felt more comfortable with Coki Beach Dive Club than with any of the other dive outfits we have gone diving with, and are already trying to figure out how soon we can return!

Visited November 2013
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Peter J, Coki Dive Center Coordinator at Coki Dive Center, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Wow! Thank you Lisa for the tremendous compliment! "Best Dive Outfit Anywhere!", definitely put big smiles on the whole dive team's faces! Derek was stoked when I told him about your review and went and looked it up for himself. You definitely made his day! Thanks again for the raving review and we can't wait to have you come back and go diving with us again!
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Albany, New York
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“Awesome time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I was part of a group dive arranged by the bride for whose wedding I was attending. Not only was it a lot of fun but a true experience of tranquility and now I have the desire to become certified. The folks from Coki Beach Dive Club are awesome, especially Jake. while he had a great sense of humor and we kidded a lot he takes his business serious and insures that every guests feels secure and confident to enjoy the beauty of nature 30 feet below. Peter the owner was awesome along with another young man and this cute young lady, (Diane?) whose name escapes me but was by our side making sure we had the whole experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you take one adventure and you really want to try scuba divig while on the islands then look no further.

Visited November 2013
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