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North Shore

North Shore
USVI, St. Croix


Site Review by
 Dave Mickley
Date: 04/10/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Dave Mickley Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   West Newton Reef:    5.00
State:   PA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   14 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   260 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.60
I choose to build my diving retreat here so I am prejudice. However, having said that I will still tell you the pros and cons of this great shore dive. The entry can vary from very easy to advanced depending on surf conditions. Especially in the winter this can be one of the highest surf areas on the north shore. Good for boogie boarding not good for the inexperienced diver. I have not found a day yet that I could not enter. However, I have a lot of experience with surf entries. There is an area of approx. 200 yards that provides for relatively easy footing on entrance and exit. The main concern is just the surf. Once you are in, the following map I have made pretty much says it all http://2dive4.net/images/2dive4map.jpg The current runs E to W and has never been stronger than I could swim against. Save some energy to get back to where you entered from as the next good exit to the East is a ways away. Preferably plan your return under water and shallow and you will come upon Lobsters Ledges (in 22ft of water). This is an awesome shallow dive with lots of life and often nurse sharks, ells, or turtles. Be sure to take a flash light to The Trench, Sea Mount and Lobster's Ledges as there are lots of holes and ledges to peer into in all these areas. I hope this helps. Feel free to email me if you are going to this area and you need any other input. Dave    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2004
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00

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