Before moving to St. Croix from Sarasota, Florida in November of last year, Mitchell Nestor worked for one of the largest dive shop retailers in Florida, worked for one of the largest NAUI certification agencies, and owned a regional dental supply company; Andrea Hemphill was a Middle School Science Teacher in Minnesota and Florida.
Andrea received her open water diver certification in March, 2015, and Mitchell, who has been diving in Jamaica, Honduras, Tortola, Bahamas, and the Turks and Cacos, was certified in 1979 becoming a NAUI instructor 15 years ago. Adventures in Diving STX is the Official NAUI Dive Shop on St. Croix and Mitchell and Andrea were both certified in the NAUI Program.
“We both feel the Caribbean waters around St. Croix offer the visibility, diverse sea life, diverse diving depths, and wreck opportunities for any type of diver ability and we liked the pace of life and the “vibe” in Frederiksted when we were looking for a store front,” says Andrea. “We both feel Frederiksted offers many opportunities for business growth. There is a positive energy here and we excited to be a part of the possibilities.
Locals get a discount on tank fills, SCUBA instruction from beginner to instructor level, snorkel lessons and tours, pier and shore dives, rental/purchase gear for snorkel and SCUBA, boat dives, and high quality retail merchandise. For visitors to St. Croix, they offer pier dives and shore dives, boat dives, diving instruction from beginners to instructors, St. Croix “goodies,” high-quality retail merchandise, and SCUBA/ Snorkel gear for rental or purchase.
Come on in for Tormenter board shorts and visors for divers or fishermen, Oceanic Gear one-of-a-kind rash guards rated at UV 50, Akona masks and wet suits, Reef Safe sun lotion, Hammerhead spear guns and dive gloves, Sherwood gear, dry boxes, Dimes and Nickels VI shirts, Dohler beach towels, water shoes, and decals and a variety of SCUBA and snorkel gear— if you want it and don’t see it, they can order it! Full sets of snorkel and dive gear can be rented or individual pieces can be rented separately.
Packages include a Pier Snorkel Tour and a Night Pier Dive with more on our website. A flexible class schedule is offered according to the needs of divers and snorkelers.
St. Croix This Week | St. Thomas + St. John This Week
Location: # 1 Havensight Way, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Mailing Address: PO Box 11199 St. Thomas, VI 00801-4199
Telephone: (340) 774-2500
Fax: (340) 776-1466