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Sub-Tropic Adventures

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James wrote a review Apr 2020
7 contributions12 helpful votes
We took our PADI Open Water and Advanced with Anthony. He was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and made the sessions fun and safe. The courses were great value for money. The sea was nearly always warm and welcoming and we got to dive a number or wrecks and sites. One of the few highlights of the island.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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2043PaulL wrote a review Apr 2020
Erskineville, Australia6 contributions
We travelled here as a group of 12 friends to dive St Helena, having heard great things about the Island and the diving - Anthony and the Team made sure it lived up to our high expectations Sub Tropic Adventures is a family business - Anthony leads the diving while his son drives on of the boats and his wife helps out with all of the logistics. They are a great team and delivered an unsurpassed experience I hired my tanks, BCD and Regulator and all the kit was in good condition and well maintained. It was nice to have teh rare pleasure of diving with steel tanks. There was no lugging of equipment around, all was taken to the boats and back for us. Our diving was done from two RIBS which were comfortable and teh sites were normally no more than 15 to 20 minutes ride from 'The Steps' where we boarded. Anthony was dive master and lead guide and he provided throrough pre-dive briefings for each site. The dive sites themselves were mainly spectacular rocky reefs 15-30m deep. While their isn't much coral, the marine life is diverse and in March, the visibility was good. Three of our dives were on relatively intact wrecks, including Drysdale which while a bit deep at 35-40m, it was well worth the effort Overall, Anthony and the etam at Sub Tropic Adventures were absolutely great and I would highly recommend them for any diving in St Helena
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Patricia Martí Puig wrote a review Mar 2020
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I am so glad to have been diving and free diving with Sub-tropic adventures. They are very professional and friendly. It was the best of St. Helena.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jukka wrote a review Mar 2020
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We dived with Anthony and his team for 8 days in February 2020, and loved both the diving and the service. Anthony makes every effort to ensure everyone is happy and comfortable, and is a really nice and friendly guy all around. His whole family is involved in the business; his wife was with us on the whaleshark snorkeling trips spotting the whalesharks and managing the snorkeler rotation in the water to follow the rules around these amazing creatures, and his son was operating the boats during weekends. All diving is done from large comfortable ribs; in the morning typically two dives on one trip, and one afternoon dive after lunch. Bring something to protect yourself from the sun on the boat! The dive center is in the port of St Helena, and getting into the boats on the "The Steps" is quite an experience in itself - you'll be helped and it's really easy - but a fun process in any case. I had my own gear, but all the rental gear I saw seemed to be new or in very good condition. I won't go deep into the diving here, but just say that it was totally worth coming the long way to the island. Peak season in January-March is apparently the best time for visibility and the whaleshark congregations, so that should be the starting point when planning the trip. However, I think the island has a lot to offer any time of the year, albeit lesser underwater visibility. There are hardly any corals, but the rocky landscapes underwater are stunning, and the abundance of fish is incredible. If you're planning a visit, don't hesitate to book with Anthony and Sub-Tropic Adventures! Keep in the mind that the island has limited accommodation capacity, and the also the diving tends to get fully booked during the peak season, so book early! ;)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Culture539293 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wells, United Kingdom2 contributions
This island is so unique and very safe for walks and very friendly people as well, worth a visit, no snakes only rats so make sure to have good hiking boots...
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Date of experience: March 2019
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