Eric's Dive Log
Frederiksted Pier on 5/28/2002
Seven dives at this site. Snorkel out under the pier and enjoy many surface fish, sometimes in schools of thousands. Drop down ninety feet at the end and scuba back. There are piles of debris from the old pier that are teeming with life. Octopi, seahorses, frogfish, eels, shrimp, lobsters, and fish galore, from the tiny juvenile drum to the big beautiful-eyes puffer. A slow, relaxing dive with varied life to see. Good day or night.
North Star on 5/28/2002
This site is remote, but worth it. Leave nothing in your car, and leave it unlocked. It will be fine. The entry is easy, and the coral is healthy. There is very varied fish life. The "cave" is around 60 feet or so. If you want to go deeper, there is a pile of ancient anchors below the cave. You will see no one else here, and have a private, relaxing time.
Cane Bay on 5/28/2002
This is THE place on St. Croix. I have 20 dives here. The coral heads are immense, the fish life is varied. There are rays, lobsters, octopi, and every swimming color there is. There are even secretive seahorses, but you will need a local guide to find them. Watch your depth. When you go over the wall, it goes to 3,000 feet.
Buck Island on 5/28/2002
The site was shocking. Once fantastic forests of elkhorn coral was broken down and dead. It provides a gray, cluttered landscape with a bit of sea life left. The local fishermen have taken most of the fish. Advanced divers will do well to choose any other St Croix site.