If you are looking for a professional dive center with truly personalized service, please go to Anchor in Salt River, St. Croix.
My husband and I were visiting St. Croix and we were looking for some quality dive shops. We discovered Anchor Diving as we were driving towards Cane bay and decided to stop and ask questions about the dive sites, prices and the sailings they had.
We were warmly greeted by Glen who immediately answered all of our questions, pointing out the interesting areas of Salt River. He added historic facts mixed with his incredible knowledge of geologic formations and fish of the area. He explained that Anchor dive center is so close to the dive sites that they prefer to take divers to the site and then return for the surface interval, which we thought was pretty comfortable and relaxing.
February 10 was our diving day. I have to say it was THE PERFECT DIVE!
Glen gave a full briefing on what we would be doing, including details such as defogging the mask right before plunging in and safety when getting out of the water. The ship's captain also briefed us with all details about the ship and the emergency procedures. They offered to assemble our equipment, but we declined because we are used to doing this.
When we arrived to the dive site he helped us, and again offered extremely detailed descriptions on what we would be doing (all of this mixed with his excellent humor and great attitude). We plunged into a great adventure with sharks, lobsters, angel fish and lionfish hunting. On the latter, he explained to us that the area had been invaded by these fish and divers were authorized to hunt them. In consequence, he asked if we were comfortable with doing this, and once underwater he ensured complete safety throughout the hunting, and in general, the dive.
Once we surfaced, Glen and the Captain made sure that we were warm, rinsed our gear and organized the boat for our comfort. Afterwards we went back to the shop where Glen offered books of fish so that we could identify what we had just seen and gave more explanations on our sights. He also started on a new briefing for the next dive, which was equally amazing and full of adventures.
All in all, extremely personalized service, overly knowledgeable people and friendly smiles. I can only rate five stars for their professional service, but I wish that I could give many more stars to them.
AMAZING AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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