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Address: Rodney Bay, Castries 0000, St. Lucia
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+1 758-712-8858
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Iyanola Dive Ventures Inc. introduces itself with this aim - the best...

Iyanola Dive Ventures Inc. introduces itself with this aim - the best Quality Divers and services available on island. We consider safety, quality and customer service to be our highest priority, wanting to offer more to our diving guests than only diving itself.

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Excellent small dive operators

Took two fabulous dives with Charlie (aka Papa Smurf) and Curtis John during a stopover in St. Lucia. Coincidentally, we dove with them just one year ago as well, both times... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Laguna Beach, CA
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Laguna Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took two fabulous dives with Charlie (aka Papa Smurf) and Curtis John during a stopover in St. Lucia. Coincidentally, we dove with them just one year ago as well, both times while passengers on a small cruise line, Wind Star. They took excellent care of the divers, of various skill levels, and ensured everyone had a successful and enjoyable dive.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Papa Smurf and Curtis were fantastic. Their knowledge and guidance made us feel very comfortable with our dives. They were both eager to help us locate and identify the marine life on our dives. The water was so clear, this was a great dive trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Curtis John and Papa Smurf were fabulous. Both our dives were with Papa Smurf. He was so knowledgeable and pointed out many things of interest. Our second dive was the Drift Dive aka Superman. Absolutely, THE most fun we have ever had diving. Highly Recommend this company, cannot wait to return to St. Lucia. Would love to host these two... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Like others, we were booked with Iyanola through Coconut Bay Resort. After the pretty but tiring winding drive to Soufriere, we dove two marine reserve sites with Curtis John and Charlie (Papa Smurf) from a smaller boat (launch style V-hull outboard) with about 11 total divers/snorkelers. The first was at Anse Chastanet, where we had snorkeled a couple days earlier.... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Booked a beginners dive through our hotel at Coconut Bay for myself and 14 year old son. Driven to Soufriere where we were met by Curtis John & Papa Smurf on their small dive boat and taken to Anse Chastanet, where we moored close to the beach. As beginners we had a briefing on the boat initially which was very... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

This was my first time using Iyanola and I was pleasantly surprised. I was the the only diver coming in on a cruise ship and Curtis came and picked me up and dropped me off, just as he had promised. Charlie dove with me as Curtis dove with 5 student divers. Charlie's pre-dive briefing was excellent. This combined with his... More 

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Wharton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I have about 60 dives under my weight belt, mostly booked privately, not from cruise ships. Some have been good, some not so good, but none perfect (until these two). Iyanola operates the dive excursion for the cruise ship Carnival Liberty, but I avoid cruise ship dives because of several severe disappointments I've had. But when my privately booked dive... More 

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Corona, California
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Diving at the base of the Pitons, and especially diving with Curtis and Papa Smurf from Iyanola Dive Adventures was outstanding!!!! I've been on 150+ cruise ship dives across the last 30 years and this is one of the best ever. Curtis takes time to review everything you might see on the dive and was extremely patient with the novice... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

I am a NAUI Divemaster, certified in 1976 who has been running dive trips for many years. My wife and I only had one day on St. Lucia because we were on a cruise. I phoned Iyanola Dive Ventures about a week before we left for our cruise and met Curtis John by phone. I had been looking for a... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Of all the diving we have done with different dive companies Curtis is a step above all the rest when it comes to dive masters. He shows maturity, knowledge along with a willingness to share that knowledge. He has great rapport with all of his divers, making them feel at ease so that they can enjoy their dive trip to... More 

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