Overview of Dave's Pool

Dave's Pool

USVI, St. Croix


Dave's Pool is named after the owner of the beach-side dive shop, The Scuba Shack. Dave and Sue Ward run a very personable dive operation off the leeward side of the island, and use this shallow reef for their check-out dives. At first glance, you may think this is a run-of-the-mill, flat, sandy reef, but if you want to see octopus and Sea Horses, we've been told this is the place. Having been associated with local marine researchers for the past decade, Dave says he can show you more in a square meter of sand in this 'swimming pool' than you'll see on any other dive. Trust him -- he knows his stuff! Also, for the sea-sick prone, we do recommend Dave's dive boat. The ocean on this side of the island is mostly flat as a lake, and after 6 trips with him, we've been pleasantly surprised by the ease of diving.

Directions: Just North of Frederiksted, on the ocean-side right next to the Changes In Latitudes restaurant.

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02/03/2006 Anonymous (Avg: 4.28 Review) - Very good site for snorkeling as you can work your way towards the pier.

04/23/2004 I H Hudson (Avg: 4.55 Review) - Great site. Didn't find the Frogfish that hangs out on one of the coral heads, at least according to Brook, but did get some great photographs of scorpion fish and lot's more.

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GPS: CR0201


Entrance at Dave's Pool 

You can't miss the dive shop. There is parking in front and across the street.




Entry at Dave's Pool 

This is Brook, an energetic NAUI instructor who takes great pleasure in pointing out the subtleties of the reef.




Entry at Dave's Pool 

Dave is coming in from a swim in his 'pool'. This is the entry for the reef.




Entry at Dave's Pool 

Dave's boat is in the background, and is boarded from the Frederiksted Pier.

Last Verification: July, 2003  


Diver Averages for  Dave's Pool  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.50
Bottom Conditions:  4.50
Reef Conditions:  5.00
Animal Life:  4.50
Plant Life:  4.00
Facilities:  3.50
Solitude 4.50
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  4.41

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  5.00
Beginner Scuba:  5.00
Intermediate Scuba:  4.50
Advanced Scuba:  3.50
Night diving Scuba:  5.00

Number of reviews for this site: 2


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