Wondering if St Thomas Diving Club is the right choice and best dive shop in the Virgin Islands to pick? We understand! So don't let US tell you what a GREAT TIME you're in for with our shop, take it from some other guests who have been with us in the past!
Patient, friendly, and comfortable. Just what we needed!!!
"My wife and I got our SCUBA certifications about 15 years ago, before kids, and haven't been diving much at all since then. I had more experience than my wife, but it had been a long time for both of us. We really wanted to be able to take advantage of the great diving that St. Thomas has to offer on our 15th anniversary trip there, so we set about taking a refresher course near home before we left. That made us feel better, but my wife still had some concerns. She tends to have a bit of an involuntary anxiety when water touches her nose, and she struggled with it some during the refresher course and was a little anxious about becoming panicky while diving. Also, I injured my back just a couple of weeks before our trip, so I knew getting into (and out of) my gear was going to be an issue for me.
Don't we sound like great customers for a SCUBA diving operation? Wouldn't you be thrilled to have to deal with us?
We made reservations well in advance of our trip, but happened to stop by the shop the day before we were supposed to dive. We explained my wife's concerns to the wonderfully helpful woman in the shop and she was extremely patient and understanding and helped us to modify our reservations in order to allow my wife to start off with some easier dives and work her way up to build confidence. We ended up doing 8 dives with STDC during the week we were there and had the time of our lives! In fact, we ended up adding more dives to our reservation because we were having such a great time. The divemasters and boat captains were so patient and understanding with my wife, and went out of their way to make sure I could don and doff my gear comfortable in the water. After finishing all of our dives for the week my wife and I were talking about how much fun we had and how great STDC was to work with. She actually started crying because she was so appreciative of them and their professionalism and hospitality.
So, Jimi, Jashae, Dave and all the rest - thank you so much for caring for us, seeing beyond our anxieties and temporary physical limitations, and giving us such a wonderful experience. We'll be back - with our kids next time! :)"
Josh Williams, Jacksonville Tennessee Visited May 2014
Professional Dive Operation!
"We just got back from our vacation at Bolongo Bay Resort. Spent 4 days diving with St. Thomas Diving Club. We have been diving for 25 years and this is one of the best organized, professional and full service operations my wife and I have experienced. Dawn, Jimi, Ryan, John and others did a geat job, were energenic, friendly and extremely helpful. Highly recommend! Also very economical rates."
Mark and Kim D. Charlotte North Carolina Visited February 2015
Great Dive Operator!
"Have been diving with St Thomas Dive Club for several years but never had enough time to sit still and commend their operation appropriately. This is, indeed, a great venue for advanced as well as beginning divers. It appeals to me in particular as they will give me lots of latitude to take the time required to get the picture I want. Have been with other dive operators here in the distant past that don't have the patience (or customer level) that allows for that. And, they're good at finding great stuff (want juvenile spotted drums - ask John; want a basket star (first one I'd seen) - ask Jimi). And, the diversity of their dive sites is so much better from what I've heard and experienced that everyone always seems very pleased with their experience. Letts Dive!"
Oldlaowi Three Rivers California Visited February 2015
If you hate 'cattle-call' type operations, then this is the
"My husband, daughter (12 years) & I spent Dec 27, 2104 - Jan 3, 2015 in St. Thomas & thoroughly enjoyed every part of diving with the St. Thomas Diving Club. Can't say enough about this organization - from their staff (EXCELLENT - each & every one of them!) and attention to safety (I'm a mom - what can I say?) to their knowledge of the dive sites and attention to detail with the equipment, each & every dive was WONDERFUL with the St. Thomas Diving Club. My husband had done a ton of research before we left on our trip and saw what stellar reviews this operation received on TripAdvisor and other sites and we are very grateful that we found them during a VERY busy week in St. Thomas.
We'd see boats with 50 divers stuffed onto the deck, I'm sure being sold on the cruises that come into port in Charlotte Amalie on a daily basis. The St. Thomas Diving Club always had 12 or less people on board & that included the Captain and two dive masters. Often our dives had about 6-8 people total!
Can't say enough about Ryan, Dave, Dawn, Jashae & Jimi .. THANK YOU for making our trip so memorable & we will be back!"
Deb Fitz Denver Visited January 2015
place for you!
Awesome dive experience!
"We have had a great experience with this team starting with Joshae booking our outings and coordinating certification activities. We had our two youngest get certified through this team. Dave was excellent in helping them through the pool work. Jimi was awesome on ocean. Very patient with them! He even helped our daughter pet a large southern stingray resting in the sand. The reefs were fantastic, full of color and fish. We saw sharks on several dives, turtles, sting rays and porcupine fish. The navy barges and turtle bowl should be on your list."
Aaron C. Salem Oregon Visited August 2014
Discover Scuba Diving was a BLAST!
"We had a great time with these guys. We took our college bound kids on cruise with a stop in St Thomas. While we have all be snorkeling many times, only my husband had any diving experience. None of us were certified and we were going to be late getting off the ship for the usual schedule. I was amazed that they arranged a schedule just for us so that we would be able to catch a 2 tank dive and get back to the ship in plenty of time. Everyone had a great experience. Saw an octopus at the shipwreck!"
Beach Okie Oklahoma Visited July 2014
"My family just recently finished our open water certification with Joshae, Dave and Jimi. After we got our certification, we went on a couple of dives with the crew. I found the crew at STDC to be professional, personable, knowledgable and genuinely concerned that we learn and have a great time. A few other points....
1. Before we went, I called them and asked some questions. They were helpful and answered all of my seemingly 100 questions politely and accurately.
2. We did the PADI elearning before we got there and the system worked great! When we got to STDC, they looked us up, finished up our paperwork in a few minutes and we hit the ground running.
3. The dives we went on were great. Great wildlife, great sights, ....
4. If you are lucky, Dave might tell u a pirate joke.
5. Jimi is very knowledgable when it comes to diving. I was impressed with his depth of knowledge and experience. Can't say enough about these guys."
Loren F. Allen Texas Visited July 2014
Outstanding by ANY measure!
"Between my wife and I we have close to 1,000 dives between us. This includes dives all over the world. The staff at St.Thomas Diving Club are warm, friendly and knowledgeable. Safety and your comfort are their utmost concern. Having been a scuba instructor myself at various resorts, I appreciated their relationships with the guests and each other. They really seem to enjoy working with each other and the guests. Every dive site is an adventure. Conditions permitting get them to take you to ST. JAMES LEDGES & COW & CALF. These dives will blow your mind. Thank you Dave, Joshae, and Jimi for two fabulous weeks of diving. Ernst & Marianne."
Ernst V. Visited July 2014