Aqua Action Dive Center
Aqua Action Dive Center
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Aqua Action is a PADI Five-Star Instructor Development Dive and Snorkel Center located at Secret Harbour Beach Resort on beautiful St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Our focus is on custom-tailored dive and snorkel trips, individual training beginner through instructor for small, fun groups of people! Enjoy a morning or afternoon dive or snorkel trip on our 30' Dive Boat, Ocean Express. Diving not your thing? Why not plan a half- or full-day trip on our excursion boat - a 35' Intrepid, Ocean Explorer, which has plenty of seating both sun and shade. You can visit the beautiful St. John beaches for some great snorkeling and sightseeing. Rather not be on a boat? No worries! You can just hang back on our beach and enjoy the clear, calm waters of Secret Harbour. We offer beach chairs, kayaks, SUPS, snorkeling gear, snacks and more. Sharing the beach with Sunset Grille, you can make it a full beach day with activities and lunch.
East End, U.S. Virgin Islands
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2023

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djp1955
Oregon, WI99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
We visited the island in the middle of a pandemic and spring break not thinking that securing spots on a dive boat would be an issue. WRONG! Luckily we got a day booked with Aqua Action and the office staff did some rearranging and got us in for a second. Dove two extraordinary sites- Calf and cow and the WIT wreck. Afterwards everyone we spoke with said we won the lottery.
We can’t say enough great things about the boat, equipment, and especially the staff. They were extremely professional, personable, and very attentive to all safety concerns. Courtney, Abby, and Capt Dhani Buoy gave us safety and dive site briefings that were complete, detailed and lighthearted all at the same time. All the divers were made to feel enthusiastic and comfortable with the upcoming dives. Truly a pleasure and very professionally done.
Last but not least, the post-dive happy hour at the bar next door was an added bonus. Heartily recommend this fabulous crew and we WILL be back!
Dan and Kari
Written April 6, 2021
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Dan and Kari! Thank you for the review. We were happy to get you guys in and luckily on one of the more rare dives we get to go on. We will try to do it again when you come back to see us!
Written April 14, 2021
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floridabeachbum69
Naples, FL41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We came to St. Thomas to enjoy a week of diving. We stayed in Secret Harbor, so diving with Aqua Action was very convenient. Our traveling party was made up of 8, of which 6 were divers. Some of us got the 10 dive package, while others got the 8 dive package. Yet others did just a couple dives. In other words, the staff was very accommodating to our diving needs.
The dive shop staff was great to work with even though our interactions were limited. The ones that we got to know very well were the staff members that took us out on the boat, day in and day out. Ashley, Ryan, and Courtney were a pleasure to dive with and spend time with. They know the dive sites forwards and backwards. They bring an amazing vibe and energy to the dive boat. They entertained us with their jokes, music selection, and even had fresh pineapple for us to enjoy during our surface intervals.
We truly recommend diving with Aqua Action! You won’t be disappointed. This was our first trip diving with them, and I guarantee that it won’t be the last. We’ll be back! Thank you guys for making our vacation so memorable.
Written July 15, 2022
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travelgirl4574
Corona del Mar, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
We were fortunate to only have 4 divers on this trip so it almost seemed like a private charter. As all divers were experienced, and waters were calm, we were able to do French Cap and Cow & Calf. Both were amazing dives! Abby the dive master did an excellent job of accommodating all divers. Those who used up all their air early, she escorted back to boat and those of us with air left were able to stay under and take advantage of the time! Abby and the female captain (can’t remember her name?) were excellent. I would recommend aqua action for diving especially if you can keep the group small.
Written September 9, 2021
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Tim C
Tucson, AZ65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Aqua action
Great dive shop experience!!!
This is my second time diving with this shop, and this time was better than the last.
The guys and gals at Aqua Action do a fantastic job. It’s hard work and they make it look easy.
Diane keeps the team moving and shaking.
The crews on the boat assemble your gear, swap your tanks and can even store your gear.
Captains Juan and Sam are the best at ensuring smooth trip out and back.
Courtnie, Dhanibuoy and Gary lead you on almost magical dives, and have great stories to tell about the dive sites as well as the local lore.
The only thing I would have done differently was to tip each day, rather than waiting until the end of the trip.
I would highly recommend Aqua Action and their skilled professionals.
Written July 29, 2020
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Thank you Tim! We can't wait to have you back to dive with us as soon as you can! Might even get you to haul some of those tanks with us next time haha!
Written August 4, 2020
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Mark M
Richardson, TX141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We used Aqua Action for 2 two tank dive trips and one full day private snorkel charter during our stay in St. Thomas, and you really couldn't ask for anything more from a dive shop. The staff is great and friendly. The booking was easy. And all the experiences were top notch. If anything, the only complaint on the dive side is when the boat is full, it's a little cramped (and it was full both times, since St. Thomas is busy as ever). But even then, and even in some rough conditions at one side, everything went off without a hitch. Dhanibuoy's got a great safety speech (and an even better playlist), and everyone else who we dove with was great (Abby, Kyle, and Daniel).

On the private snorkeling charter, I don't know why anyone would book the half day - the full day is a much better deal. Dhanibuoy and Jesse were fantastic, and the charter boat is really comfortable.

This shop has certainly earned their 5 star rating, and I can't imagine they'll be losing it anytime soon. And if you're staying at Secret Harbour, you'd be foolish to go anywhere else.
Written July 12, 2021
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angellamoore72
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
A friend and I completed our open water certification with Aqua Action Dive Center while staying in St. John. It was well worth the ferry ride! AADC exceed my expectations from the incredibly prompt responses to my email to set up the certification to the best Dive Master/Instructor I could have asked for! Courtnie’s passion for diving is tangible and contagious! Then you add in Dhani and Juan, best combination ever. Thank you for the amazing memories! I will be back!
Written October 21, 2020
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It was a wonderful few days with you ladies. You both did amazing on your Open Water Course and it was a pleasure to open up the underwater world to you guys. I can't wait to dive with you again soon. Come see us! -Courtnie
Written October 22, 2020
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Steve Stefany
Gaithersburg, MD23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Another great experience with the staff at Aqua Action. This is our 3rd or 4th visit to Secret Harbour and using the services of Aqua Action. I dive but my wife with a disability, snorkels. Owners, Sam and Diane, always employ great, more than qualified professionals, who are polite and want your needs met to so you have a great time. Eve snorkeled with my wife and provided her the 'safety' support she wanted which was either a hand or life ring she could hold onto in the water. Eve's friendly and upbeat attitude was appreciated. This frees me up to dive. Danny, the Divemaster, jokes, provides the local dive info/background, and insures we have a safe dive. He led a small group of us below, on two dives, (40-75 feet) to a shipwreck, giant sting rays. and turtles. Tim, the ship's captain, help my wife in/out of the boat and gave attention to details that she noticed. In June, I return to Aqua Action so my son and friend can acquaint themselves to scuba diving.
Written January 29, 2022
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Scubaheller
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
My husband and I did a guided shore dive with Aqua Action at Secret Harbor Beach. We opted for a shore dive over a boat dive because we had two young children with us so my husband and I took turns diving while one watched the kids on the beach. Kyle was our dive master— super chill guy who made us feel comfortable. As for the dive itself, it was ok. Super shallow — like 18 feet max depth and not a ton to see. Some fish and sea cucumbers. Large rocks but not much else. I had so much extra air as well after 45 minutes since it’s so shallow and I would have liked to have stayed under longer exploring the rocks looking in nooks and crannies. I would say this dive would be perfect for a new or novice diver or for divers who haven’t been underwater in a a while. It’s a great place to refresh your skills but don’t expect to see a lot. If you can do a boat dive, you should choose that option! I heard other guests talking about seeing a spotted Eagle ray as they we’re getting off the dive boat. Bottom line: great refresher dive but not great for experienced divers.
Written August 3, 2021
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Moriah Green
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
My husband and I each bought a 6-dive package during our visit to St. Thomas. We had an amazing time! This was our first diving vacation since we became certified divers. They were wonderful at answering all of my questions prior to arrival. The check in process was quick and easy. The location was perfect. We stayed at Sapphire Beach Resort, and it was a short drive away. It was nice having the restaurant next door (Sunset Grille) to eat at over lunch between dives. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable time. We can't say enough great things about Dhanibuoy, Jessie, and Courtney. They had great stories to tell us about the dive sites and island itself. We went to new dive sites each dive and loved each one more than the last. This dive crew set the bar high for our next dive trip! Thank you for such a memorable vacation!!
Written June 7, 2021
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Melissa J
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Did the 2-tank morning dive for "Cow" and "Calf" dive sites on 6/9/22. Staff was great and funny.
Water was clear and calm. Had an issue with regulator not working on first dive as I was donning gear (always check your gear!), but they replaced it fast . Saw so much and took awesome pictures. Cool swim- through rock ledges and no light needed. Dive master was great in a low air situation at end of second dive and kept me safe. Highly recommend and will do business with them again next time in St. Thomas..
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Written June 21, 2022
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