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Underwater Safaris

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Address: 9715 Estate Thomas, Charlotte Amalie 00802-2623, St. Thomas
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Operating since 1985, Underwater Safaris is a PADI Gold Palm Instructor...

Operating since 1985, Underwater Safaris is a PADI Gold Palm Instructor development Center Resort Facility with a record for safety unequaled by any other organization. The dive boats are U.S. Coast Guard inspected driven by a licensed captain, and all instructors are PADI-trained with years of experience leading both certified and non-certified divers.

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Great Operator but OK dives

Had a great time on the dives. The operator was very accommodating. I arrived by cruise ship and was the only one on my ship booking a certified dive. US met me at the dock... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Mario D
Severn, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience with Underwater Safaris was a little bit of a let down. Coming from a cruise ship and being with a mix of other divers with experience levels from brand new divers to former instructors I knew it would be a little all over the place. But from stepping onboard and getting set up everything seems unorganized. All the... More 

Thank Maura N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a group of experienced divers we were disappointed by this operation. Our guide Brian was good and knew the site well and did well pointing out marine life and leading. That was not a problem. The problems came with the severe lack of organization before the trip and then on the boat. I think the boat was a little... More 

Thank pistenkraul
Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The crew was awesome, the dives were great! Absolutely loved the barge wreck dive. All in all we loved this excursion, and would highly recommend Underwater Safaris to others!

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Caldwell, Ohio
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

My wife and I dove with Underwater Safaris through our Carnival Cruise Line excursion. The dive at Buck Island was ok, we didn't see a lot of wildlife which isn't the dive shop's fault, but I really liked the wreck dive which was our second dive. The decay of the 2 barges are at a great time for divers to... More 

Thank fivestar32
Severn, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had a great time on the dives. The operator was very accommodating. I arrived by cruise ship and was the only one on my ship booking a certified dive. US met me at the dock, took me to the dive boat and we motored to another cruise ship where we picked up the group composed of discovery divers, divers completing... More 

Thank Mario D
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Booked through Princess Cruises. Not a bad dive. Wreck was cool to see. You dont get to go very deep. Only about 40-50 feet. Dive guides were awesome. Worst part is its for "certified" divers. But very few divers going are even experienced which makes it not as much fun for the divers that are. Boat and crew are awesome.... More 

Thank hockeyanimal101
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Off the cruise ship, met by friendly organizer and delivered to dive boat. Very friendly and experienced crew, equipment was all set and ready for us and the diving was super. Recommended!

Thank Natalie W
Morrison, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

February 8th dive Short version - Great crew and boat. Book them. Long version - Booked diving excursion thru Holland America as a first time cruiser but experienced diver. Was leary on not being able to check out dive company or reviews prior. Meet with dive co rep/owner just off the ship on the pier. Funny, sarcastic and witty personality... More 

Thank scubajohn2016
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with this group. They are very safe company and watch out for the whole group from beginners to seasoned people. I used all the equipment and was all top notch and great working condition. Mask and flippers are the standard snorkel gear. That's my fault thou for not having brought my own. The Bc etc almost... More 

Thank Cdh1314
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were on a cruise in December with friends and family so we decided to go diving. Some of us were certified while others were doing the discover scuba. We were greeted with a friendly crew and captain. The boat already had our gear set up for us which was wonderful. The equipment looked well taken care of. The captains... More 

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