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Address: 9715 Estate Thomas, Charlotte Amalie 00802-2623, St. Thomas
Phone Number: +1 340-774-3737
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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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Good excursion to take while on a cruise

Loved that it was just a short walk to the excursion. Hard not to be smug watching the rest of the cattle being herded onto a bus to drive to wherever for 45 min. to spend a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Vancouver Island
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Carroll County, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this while on an RC cruise. The people who work for and run the business are phenomenal. I can't wait to go back again.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner Catherine Hayslett and I enjoyed a 2-tank dive with Underwater Safaris on November 1, 2016. The dives were arranged as a shore excursion from the Norwegian Escape cruise ship. On arrival in St. Thomas we were greeted with lousy weather however staff of Underwater Safaris stood by in the rain and waited with smiles on their faces to... More 

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited this DC as a business this and realised the diving there is average. The visibility was bad compared to the rest or Caribbean, Mexico or even the Med. Make sure to ask ask where they are diving and what kind of divers they will have that day. No experienced diver want to dive in 15ft of water with beginner... More 

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Vancouver Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Loved that it was just a short walk to the excursion. Hard not to be smug watching the rest of the cattle being herded onto a bus to drive to wherever for 45 min. to spend a couple of hours feeling lost. WE WENT SCUBA DIVING! I can't think of a more exciting and fulfilling activity to do while on... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I dove with Underwater Safaris on a cruise ship excursion in August and went back to St. Thomas to stay for a week in September. We decided to dive with Underwater Safaris again and were not disappointed. The crew remembered us from out previous visit and did their level best to take us to different dives sites... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My boyfriend and I booked the 2 tank dive through our cruise line, Royal Caribbean. The cruise took great care to vet us, we have about 40 dives under our belt and have dove in DR, Mexico, Costa Rica and Belize and believe it or not, no other dive shop other than Underwater Safaris has asked to see our PADI... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife, daughter and I traveled on vacation to St Thomas, USVI to celebrate my retirement from the military and my return from my 9th combat deployment. We found Underwater Safaris on a Google search. Underwater Safaris made pre-booking three 2-tank certified dives very easy. Upon arriving at the dock, we were greeted by the friendliest and most competent Scuba... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

It's my first time on the island and I decided to go scuba diving. Kim was amazing. We were constantly in contact to have me all set up to dive. Staff was very knowledgeable about what they were doing. I sailed with the captain Rob, Will and my instructor Steve. Steve was phenomenon. Not only did we do 2 dives,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Staff was great, would recommend to any new or experienced divers. Scuba Steve was extremely friendly, knowledgable, and professional. They let you snorkel while you wait to go scuba diving which is really fun. The staff was also very informed about the region and its history. I did not know that Neal Armstrong trained in the same water we were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

That is not only a bold claim on their site but a deceptive one. While on island we dove with two other dive operations and they far exceeded our expectations. Beautifull dives on great reefs and wrecks with lots to see. Not the disapointing thirty minute dive in a shallow boring cove with a dead reef and a featureless wreck.... More 

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