Boats and Facilities
Low Key Watersports is proud to be St. John’s only five-star PADI Instructor Development Center and one of only five in the Virgin Islands. Our 25 plus years experience diving in the waters off St. John, low-key attitude, and excellent facilities, make us the premier dive shop on St. John. So relax, splash in and let us take care of the rest!
We have two custom-made, Coast Guard inspected, 36-foot Newton dive boats: the M.V. “Hey Now” and the M.V. “Low Key.” Both boats have bench seating, a shaded lower deck to get you out of the hot sun, as well as an additional fly bridge deck on “Hey Now.” Relax in comfort on the way out to the dive site! Our boats have custom-built tank racks and a railed ladder to assist divers with getting in and out of the water. When you return there is a fresh water shower available for you and your gear, as well as a secure storage facility for any dive gear that you would prefer to leave with us during your stay. Doing photography? A fresh water rinse bucket and secure console table are available for rinsing and cleaning equipment following the dives.
Our Training Facility
For those guests interested in learning to dive or in furthering their dive certification level, Low Key is a great option for your dive education! Our shop is located right on the water in downtown Cruz Bay, just steps down the beach from the main ferry dock. Our spacious private classroom, located above the shop, is equipped with a television and DVD player for viewing dive training DVDs and videotapes, and offers a comfortable environment in which to learn. All of our certifications are processed online to minimize the wait until you get your dive card. Our retail shop offers the latest snorkel and scuba diving equipment, as well as a great selection of men’s and women’s resort wear and souvenirs. We feature such brands as Mares, Tusa, Cressi, Akona, O’Neill, Henderson and Deep Blue Gear. Forget something at home? No worries, we can outfit you from head to toe!
All of our tanks 80 ft³ aluminum tanks, although we do have smaller 60 ft³ available upon request. Our rental gear is a selection of Sherwood and Genesis BCD’s available in sizes from XXS to XXL and our rental regulators are Sherwood Brut 7100s. We have 3mm and 5mm Henderson long sleeve shortie wetsuits available for use on our boat at no additional charge, for those divers who tend to get chilly!