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Address: Rodney Bay, Castries 0000, St. Lucia
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+1 758-712-8858

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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We dove for 4 days around this New Year (2016-2017). The comments in the other excellent reviews are accurate. I would like to add one observation that enhances the value of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dove for 4 days around this New Year (2016-2017). The comments in the other excellent reviews are accurate. I would like to add one observation that enhances the value of using Iyanola. St Lucia is a cruise boat destination. If you look at the size of their boat you might think that it is pretty small by comparison of... More 

Thank BarryEA
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Took the boys who are certified and the parents who snorkel out for the day. The boys had two good dives, Curtis and Papa Smurf were great. We had a great time snorkelling and there was plenty to see underwater. Also got a great history lesson from Papa Smurf.

Thank DaBrowns5
Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Curtis & "Papa Smurf" will give you and excellent experience. We did two dives. the first. with "Papa Smurf", was filled with underwater flora and marine life. The second was on the wreck "Lesleen M'. Curtis did a wonderful job of touring the wreck, and pointing out marine life. Saw an extremely large Puffer, and a large Lion fish. GREAT... More 

Thank leethomson2015
Laguna Beach, CA
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 

Thank blowbubbles
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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!

Thank Barbara B
2 reviews
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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 

Thank ScubaDiveBarbie
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 

Thank Karl B
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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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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15 reviews
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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 

Thank Christopher P
Wharton, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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