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Patagon Dive Center

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Address: St Thomas and St John USVI | The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, Caneel Bay, St John, 00802, St. Thomas
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+1 340-775-3333

Fun and Safe Diving. To assure a superior experience, we cater to very...

Fun and Safe Diving. To assure a superior experience, we cater to very small groups of: - SCUBA First Timers - Certified Divers looking for their "comfort zone" - Advanced Divers looking for a new challenge. We have Patagon Dive Center dive shops in two locations;In St Thomas, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St John, at Caneel Bay Resort.

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A Stormy Day

It was a stormy day BUT a great diving day! The captain (Juan) and the dive guide (Kelsey) did a great job taking us to a safe and secure dive spot. They made sure we were quick... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Thomas
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St. Thomas
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a stormy day BUT a great diving day! The captain (Juan) and the dive guide (Kelsey) did a great job taking us to a safe and secure dive spot. They made sure we were quick to get suited up and in the water due to the storms passing through. If you are a diver you know that once... More 

Thank klg5883
Delray Beach
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been diving for 40 years and Patagon never disappoints! Arnoldo Falcoff is a great owner, instructor, captain and guide. The dive center is fantastic in every way. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable and safe. This is #1 for diving around St. Thomas and St.John.

Thank Robert F
Leland, Michigan
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a "resort" dive from Caneel Bay Beach. The dive master was very calming and easy to work with. We did all of our required training in the calm ocean water a few feet from the beach. My wife and I had dove before, but this was the first time for our 14 year old. After the dive our... More 

Thank dbuchanan3148
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the joy of spending three days with Patagon Dive Center. Juan was my dive guide and he proved himself to be not only knowledgeable and safe but a super fun guy! We did The Ritz Home reef the first day, some nearby sites the next day off a dinghy and then Calf and Cow off their dive boat... More 

Thank T. Robert P
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caneel Bay is a swanky resort and by all outward appearances is top notch. The Patagon Dive Shop is about as sketchy an operation as I've seen - very little in the way of equipment and very little service. The dive operation seems like an afterthought in the context of Caneel Bay resort. The boat we used was nothing like... More 

3 Thank JimChampaign
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Patagon Dive Center located in the Caneel Bay Resort is without question a high quality shop. This is the 8th year we have ventured from the Westin to dive with this Center. The boat captains are competent and remain focused on the divers when anchored. This is our first time with Chris as a dive master. Being avid divers, completing... More 

Thank ggtrix
Patagon D, Manager at Patagon Dive Center, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you had a good time and we look forward to diving with you guys again next year!! ~ Patagon Staff More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Excellent experience. My son got certified while my family was on vacation recently, and Dave at the St. Thomas Ritz Carlton was an excellent instructor. He was patient, professional and careful, and my son loved every minute. My daughter also got to do a PADI "bubble dive" with Dave and now can't wait to go back and get certified. Highly... More 

Thank NGD2017A
Patagon D, Manager at Patagon Dive Center, responded to this review

Congrats again to Nicky on completing his cert and if you guys make it back down we look forward to certifying Joey (or diving with all three of you down the road if she gets her cert elsewhere) ~ always great to see a family full of divers, such a fun activity to do together! ~ Patagon Staff More 

1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great experience! This was spur of the moment decision to get scuba certified while in vacation. Crammed the online portion and the instructor luckily had space to fit me in a full day open water class and dive the day after. Dave was very patient and thorough. I let him know I was when I was nervous or cold and... More 

Thank Grace C
Patagon D, Manager at Patagon Dive Center, responded to this review

Congrats again on completing your certification, you did a great job in the water! Now you have to convince your husband and son to get their full certifications so you guys can all dive together! We look forward to hopefully diving with you again in the future! ~ Patagon Staff More 

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32 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

My 16yo daughter and myself dove with Patagon (Igor and Dave) one day while staying at the Ritz, very conveniently located on the Ritz beach and they zodiac you right out to the dive boat moored just off the beach. We had a nice small group and went to two sites, Straggler and Ledges. Ledges was a really cool site,... More 

2 Thank eagleybeagley
Patagon D, Owner at Patagon Dive Center, responded to this review

First off I would like to thank you for choosing diving with us and also we are very pleased that you enjoyed and praised the two dive sites we took you with your daughter. We regret your opinion of what you considered an unsafe experience. Discussing that incident in detail with your dive guide, I had to agreed with him... More 

Livermore, California
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great experience with Patagon on my first full day at the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas. Dave was really great at preparing and guding our small group on the 2-tank morning dive. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The owner, Arnoldo was also on the boat with us - he is an extremely nice man who is... More 

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