Shopping in St Thomas
Allow us to introduce you to some our favorite places to shop and dine in St Thomas.
Crown Bay Marina is the home base for
Blue Island Divers and a great shopping and dining spot.
The Marina Facilities are open to guests of Blue Island Divers
When our dive boat is safely back in the slip, adjacent is a fresh-water hose where we rinse off your dive gear. If you are staying with us for a 6 or 10 dive package, we will wash down your dive equipment after each trip, and hang your equipment to dry in our shaded and secure area behind the shop. In the evening we will place your gear inside, under lock and key, and setup your equipment the morning after so that all you have to do is step onto the dive boat, into your dive gear then you're ready to go diving.
When back at the slip, we also have access to the shower facilities so that you can shower and climb into your clean clothes ready for the rest of the day, all courtesy of Blue Island Divers. There are many more attractions and conveniences available at the Marina for your benefit, read on for more information.
Tickles Dockside Pub
For a little après-dive, step off the dive boat and right into Tickles Dockside Pub with a casual, open air atmosphere. Kitchen is open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. serving a diverse menu. From an early morning bowl of fresh fruit to a hearty evening feast of prime rib, from their Sunday brunch to their famous happy hour, Tickles has something for everyone. The Pilot House upstairs from Tickles is available for group functions. Wednesday evening is Open Mike night so bring your guitar.
You can see Tickles with their live web-cams. Click Here to look at the web-cams, or look around their web-site for the food menus.
Water Island Ferry / Launch Service
If after a morning dive you want to languish on the golden sandy Honeymoon Beach, lined with coconut palms on the untouched 'fifth Virgin Island' The Water Island Ferry operates several runs daily between Crown Bay and Water Island. The beach is only a five minute walk from the ferry dock.
If you are a diver with a non-diving family and you would like them to experience the underwater adventure, Blue Island Divers is the place to be. Atlantis Submarine maintains its submarine, surface support vessel fleet and operations center at Crown Bay Marina bringing the captivating world of underwater exploration to everyone aboard the state-of-the art, air-conditioned Atlantis III.
BodyWorks Delivered massage therapy provides professional therapeutic massage for the yachting and diving community in Crown Bay Marina. Massage styles include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Cranio Sacral, Acupressure and Sports Massage. BodyWorks Delivered is pleased to attend to you at your accommodation or in their studio right here in the marina. So why not treat yourself after an excellent days diving.
Cingular Wireless, the Territory’s leading provider of telecommunication services in the U.S. Virgin Islands, offers complete seamless coverage. Cingular Wireless is the only local provider offering Digital Technology. Pager service and prepaid cellular service offering prepaid cards no contract, no credit checks and no monthly bill. Ideal for you visiting divers!
Compression Tech are authorized service centers for Edgewater power boats and Westebeke generators and marine engines, Borg-Warner and Hurth transmissions, Windbugger generators, Vernalift mufflers and Racor fuel filters. In business for 20 years, Crown Bay Maritime can also provide technical support and parts for many brands that they do not actively represent. They can service most diesel or outboard engines and install a generator dockside. This gives you the ideal opportunity to come diving with Blue Island Divers whilst your vessel is being serviced or repaired.
Gourmet Gallery has been providing the finest provisioning in the entire Caribbean for 15 years. Fresh produce and fish (including fresh caviar) are flown in 3 times weekly. Finest selection of wines and liquors. Complete deli section of meats and cheeses. Provisions can be delivered directly to your yacht or you can take back to your accommodation. Allow 48 hours notice for special requests. Orders accepted by fax.
Le Face by Zina
A dockside day spa that provides a full spectrum of face, skin and body-pampering services, Lé Face by Zina prides itself on offering "professional services with a personal touch." Proprietor Zina David is a certified Skin Care Specialist, Make-Up Artist, and is licensed to administer skin cleansing treatments as a professional Esthetician. Designed to rejuvenate and relax both body and spirit, Zina offers an array of specialized services-including aroma therapy, body waxing, detoxifying facials, hydohydroxy peels, and vital mineral body treatments that counter the damaging effects of exposure to sun, wind, and seawater encountered during diving. Open to walk-ins and by appointment from Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monica's Hair Studio
Best salon on the island for cuts, perms, coloring and straightening. KMS and Paul Mitchell products. Unique hair accessories and Primal Elements soaps.
Island Marine Outfitters
Island Marine Outfitters can provide you with all of your chandlery needs.
Drop or Doo Laundry
Pack your suitcase light when you visit Blue Island Divers, the laundry can be cleaned for you. Drop or Doo is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can do it yourself or leave the task to their friendly and efficient staff.
Diving to depths of 90 feet, a mile and a half narrated underwater journey brings passengers face to face with the breathtaking world of coral reefs, sea flora and fauna and a kaleidoscope of living color. — Sea Turtles, Parrotfish, Queen Angel Fish, Sergeant-Majors, Yellow Tail Snapper and more, all in their natural habitat, but without needing to be a diver. For a more intimate experience with the marine life see Blue Island Divers for a "Dive today scuba course"
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