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Dive Fair Helen

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Castries, St. Lucia
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About Dive Fair Helen
Dive Fair Helen is a friendly independent dive company which is owned and managed by a marine ecologist from St Lucia who has been involved with scuba and marine management on the island since 1986. Started in 1992, Dive Fair Helen is a PADI Resort Dive Centre which offers a wide range of services, for certified divers to beginner resort courses and children's bubble-maker programmes to Advanced Open Water Certification and courses such as underwater naturalist and deep diver.
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St Lucia Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

Access two of St. Lucia's best snorkeling spots on a half-day tour from Marigot Bay that travels on a spacious dive boat. Your guide shows you the underwater world with coral reefs, marine life, and shipwrecks. Between the two stops, the crew serves up a hearty buffet lunch on the boat. Snorkeling gear is provided, and a ratio of one guide for every eight guests ensures a safe experience.
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5 hours
from US$71.80

St Lucia Beginner Scuba Diving Tour

Explore the underwater world of the protected marine areas at Anse Cochon or Soufriere Beach on this beginner scuba diving excursion. With all scuba diving equipment provided and supervision by certified instructors, you need just show up and enjoy learning about St. Lucia's marine life. Included lunch, water, and juice on board the boat make for a seamless experience.
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3 hours
from US$100.00

St Lucia Certified Scuba Diving Tour

Certified SCUBA divers can head out on a 5-hour tour to discover St. Lucia's reefs, walls, drop-offs, shipwrecks, and pinnacles. Two dive sites are included in each outing, and can include a beach dive at Anse Chastanet, a drift dive in Soufriere, or visits to shipwrecks in Anse Chochon. A small group of just eight people means the utmost safety and personalized attention from your certified diving guide.
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5 hours
from US$98.47
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Scubagirl wrote a review Apr 2020
Sherwood Park, Canada3 contributions3 helpful votes
I would highly recommend Dive Fair Helen. They really care about their guests. I am an experienced diver, spending a week diving with them in March 2020. They have great dive sites, beautiful healthy corals and were very safety conscious. A giant thanks to Andre's wife for the fabulous hot lunches that they served. Andre, Dylan, Julian and of course Vanessa, thank you so much for the fantastic experience. I will definitely return.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jamie C wrote a review Mar 2020
Standish, Maine4 contributions1 helpful vote
After a booking issue by Tripadvisor booked 4 divers and 2 snorkelers and they groups us all as snorkelers. The Crew stepped up and got things straightened out so we could dive. Great experience. We were cruising so they had a very easy pick up and drop off so we didn't feel rushed.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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mabbeduto wrote a review Feb 2020
Jenks, Oklahoma2 contributions
From the lady behind the counter to the captain, everybody involved was great! My fiancée and I are certified divers, new to the sport and hooked! She has had some issues getting to depth. Dylan took the time with her and helped her get her confidence back! He is a great dive master! She wanted to see a lot of color and got her wish, he took us along a very colorful part of the reef. Saw plenty of sea life and enjoyed every minute! Thank you guys! You made our trip!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Donna P wrote a review Feb 2020
25 contributions5 helpful votes
Too many things for too many people on the boat. I would honestly take a pass on this operation if you are a serious diver or concerned about safety. Three crew - boat captain, two divers for 10 SCUBA divers of varying degrees experience, two discover SCUBA divers and 6-8 snorkelers. The tour started 55 minutes late as a half dozen divers arrived 10 minutes before the boat departed. They allowed them on. We carried all our gear through a resort then waited in the sun for 20 minutes for the boat to arrive. They checked the divers for their C cards on the way to the first dive site. After our first dive when we surfaced, we waited briefly for the boat to arrive. During the surface interval, we witnessed a local kayaker the crew obviously knew hand off a baggie to one of the crew members. We had a basic lunch with a chicken drumstick, baked macaroni, rice and coleslaw salad. Then the crew had the snorkelers go ashore. Ten scuba divers remained on the boat and the captain gave us instructions “not to start the boat” which we thought a bit odd. What I later realized was that the two remaining crew left the ten of us onboard while they went ashore for 30 minutes! No joking. The other crew member was out with the discover scuba divers, off the boat too. If they had a problem, there would not have been anyone to take the boat to them. I have never, ever been on a dive where the boat captain leaves his boat unattended. The second dive at a wreck was uneventful. Strong current, no tow line. The guide allowed us to explore around the wreck on our own after an initial pass around the base at 60 ft. He did stress to not return deeper after that and to remain at 40 ft where the deck was until surfacing. We set up our own gear and changed it during the surface interval. Not a problem, but some may be looking for a full service operation. At the completion of the dives and en route back to the resort, I asked our dive guide to stamp and sign our dive logs. He did not know his number and opted not to sign our books. He did find a stamp behind the counter. This led me to question if he was actually certified. The dive included ship transfers and we got back to port at 4pm for a 5 pm all aboard. Nothing bad happened to us or anyone on board, but I do have safety concerns about what transpired. This wasn’t a normal scuba dive boat operation and it felt like just a boat taking tourists out for a day of sun and snorkeling rather than a professional operation.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Yasmin A wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada41 contributions7 helpful votes
Pick up from our hotel was on time. Remaining pick ups seemed a little disorganized. Arrived at the Marigot Bay dive shop. A beautiful location. There was a mixture of divers, snorkelers and people taking a kayak. The person in charge of organizing bookings seemed overwhelmed. The boat ride out to the snorkel site was enjoyable. Snorkeling was good - we were in the water for almost an hour. Lunch was adequate. The second snorkel was good - in the water for around 40 minutes. Boat was well equipped, clean. Overall, it was a good excursion.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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