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SteveInMD
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Scuba Air Fill Stations?
      #1748859 - 10/08/17 09:16 AM (108.28.245.202)

We love scuba diving during our charters. Does anyone know which islands have (or will in the next few months) working compressors?

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sailbynight
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Re: Scuba Air Fill Stations? [Re: SteveInMD]
      #1748860 - 10/08/17 09:37 AM (72.48.44.170)

Dive BVI has been updating their FB page. Check with them. You could probably do some grid searches in the anchorages There will likely be plenty of surprises the next rear or two down below the surface.

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Scubacat
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Re: Scuba Air Fill Stations? [Re: sailbynight]
      #1748925 - 10/09/17 07:29 AM (162.212.14.110)

Blue Water Divers at Nanny Cay have our compressor up and running. Unfortunately our whole shop blew away at Soper's Hole, so no longer a compressor there

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GeorgeC1
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Re: Scuba Air Fill Stations? [Re: Scubacat]
      #1748939 - 10/09/17 09:33 AM (12.130.119.132)

I hope you plan to rebuild at Sopers!
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TomC
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Re: Scuba Air Fill Stations? [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1748984 - 10/09/17 02:08 PM (66.109.35.58)

On the topic of diving, I've heard nothing relative to reef damage caused by the recent storms. Are there any reports of reef conditions?

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rita_irvine
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Re: Scuba Air Fill Stations? [Re: TomC]
      #1748988 - 10/09/17 02:21 PM (67.183.88.143)

Dive BVI is talking about a November opening. They had a short video of the reefs after the storm on their FB page.

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Scubacat
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Re: Scuba Air Fill Stations? [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1749022 - 10/09/17 06:39 PM (66.249.146.220)

As our building was completely destroyed we will have to wait on the rental company to rebuild a shop. But once space does become available we would certainly like to re open in Soper's.

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jimnjudy
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Re: Scuba Air Fill Stations? [Re: Scubacat]
      #1749180 - 10/11/17 12:39 PM (69.166.30.67)

I can't talk to the condition of the reefs after the hurricane in BVI but I can tell you I have been on many reefs after much less severe storms and the damage can take up to a hundred years to repair. The worst thing that happens is a "snowfall" on the reef which is a situation where fine pieces of coral get churned up by the storm and fall like snow on the reef. This smothers the living coral and without living coral the fish will relocate and the result is mile after mile of virtually dead reef...especially in shallower water where the wave action and churning is more severe.

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