Underwater Safaris is a PADI Gold Palm Instructor 5 Star Diving Center
The Gold Palm designation recognizes dive centers that have demonstrated a commitment to providing complete and exceptional services to the traveling diver.
In addition, the Gold Palm Instructor Development Center rating indicates that the facility not only meets all Gold Palm Resort standards, but also offers PADI Instructor-level training. Gold Palm Resort recipients are recognized for presenting a professional image and considering customer satisfaction, dive experiences, education, safety and environmental awareness as important aspects of their business.
The main retail shop and administrative headquarters is located at the Yacht Haven Marina, formerly Ramada Yacht Haven Hotel and Marina that is immediately adjacent to the St. Thomas cruise ship dock. A second location serves Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts located at the entrance of the harbor and close to the cruise ship dock. Underwater Safaris has been described by Skin Diver Magazine as “the best stocked dive shop in the Caribbean,” and is clearly the premiere dive shop on St. Thomas and St. John.