I went as a single female diver on the Cuan Law Live-aboard in April and met a great group of divers from Canada.
The boat is very beautiful inside with a comfy salon and little bar area. The deck is very spacious for hanging out and diving. We also ate all our meals under the canopy on the deck, which was nice and breezy. The boat is super clean an tidy. There are 10 cabins, to accommodate 20 people. The rooms are cute, functional and have several port holes which open for ventilation. There is also AC, although not super cold, was good enough for me. There was plenty of storage space.
The crew is amazing, always there to accommodate your every request. Thank you to Simeon, Captain Scott, Chris, Ariel, Alayna, Reka and the best chef ever, Kelly. They were so friendly and helpful. Their team is extremely well organized. They really work their butts off to insure that you have the best trip possible!
Breakfast and lunch were served buffet style with the most amazing, fresh dishes with many choices. Kelly uses organic vegetables and herbs to prepare creative menus. You can tell she is very proud of her work and everything is spectacularly presented. Dinner is served, rather than buffet style. Three nights we had yummy fish dishes and homemade desserts, such as cheesecake and Key Lime pie. If you don’t like certain foods they will make you something special. The barbecue on the beach was also fantastic and included hamburgers, hotdogs, fresh fruit, corn on the cob, pasta salad and lots of cold beers. LOVED IT! Such hard work for the crew and Kelly!
The bar has a great selection of alcohol and the drinks are not only free but plentiful. The crew often with whips up special concoctions, such as “painkillers”.
The diving was nice, typical of the Caribbean. My favorite was the wreck of the Rhone. The crew handles all diving aspects in a very organized and safe manner. You either do a giant stride or in some cases, take the zodiacs. They always tried to get us to the absolute best dive sites, which included a number of wrecks. A special thanks goes Simeon, for being my “dive buddy” most of the time.
It was nice to have three excursions, one to the famous “Baths” on Virgin Gorda , a walk on Salt Cay, and a trip to Cooper island (I think).
Overall, this was a wonderful trip and I really appreciate the service from the team of the Cuan Law. Thank you very much for a memorable vacation!
You watched with awe the devastation across the Caribbean, caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A story that gripped the world.
Though there has been much physical damage, the British Virgin Islands are not devastated. In less than 8 weeks these resilient people have shown their determination in pulling off one of the greatest recoveries in documented history, but they still need your help.
The BEST way to help long term, is to come to BVI and have a great time. Every dollar you spend is helping to reignite the economy and provide jobs for those who have lost so much. For more information about visiting the BVI go to www.bvitourism.com/bvistrong
This is only the beginning for the recovery for BVI. Stay tuned to watch never before seen footage of the initial stages of relief, the genesis of a plan for the future and how to get involved in making this nation stronger, smarter, greener and even better than before.
To see the next episode of the BVI Strong Series, tune into the Aerial Produced YouTube channel January 18th.
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If you have ever been on a Cuan Law charter you know Friday is the beach BBQ in Spring Bay. Our chefs prepare a beach side barbecue complete with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, mahi and shrimp with all the sides. Our guided hike thru the Baths along the water edge is a guest favorite. Cold beers, painkillers and rum punch are on the ready when guests arrive to the bbq.
Here are some photos from our most recent visit to Spring Bay, Virgin Gorda. The green is coming back and the palm trees are filling up again. We hope to see you back soon!
The crew for Cuan Law are too good for words! To say they’re accomodating wouldn’t do them justice. They cooked amazing meals, made delicious drinks, and always had a smile and a fun story! They were a delight and by the end of the trip felt like the friends we were diving with. Speaking of diving the 2 DMs were great under water and had many suggestions for sites. There was a day we had a few dives scheduled around an island and the first site was pretty poor vis for the Caribbean and so we pulled anchor and just went to another island. It was incredible to giant stride off the back of the boat onto ship wrecks and take the tender out under the moon light for a night dive. When we weren’t diving or eating we were lounging around the top or playing watersports. We were always given the opportunity to go ashore or kayak or tube or hobiecat. You really can’t beat the experience!
What a great trip! We chartered Cuan Law, a motor sailing trimaran, for our annual trip for a group of 20 divers. The 10 cabins grouped around the salon are spacious, each with private bath. The entire crew was super, so customer oriented! Capt. Jamie scheduled 4 dives per day for us and with help form Dive Instructor Chris and Dive Master Travis they did not repeat dive sites and sought out the best times and conditions to put us in the water. The diving was diverse – reefs, ship wrecks, even an airplane wreck all with healthy coral and fish populations.
Chef Sue created amazing food and managed everyone’s special dietary requests with ease. Engineer Jesse kept all systems on the boat going. All of the friendly & happy crew bent over backward to accommodate our requests. Besides diving we enjoyed visits to Salt Island and the Baths at Virgin Gorda.
We highly recommend Cuan Law, it was a great vacation!
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My diving group chartered the entire boat for a week (20 guests) in July 2017.
We charter a live-aboard dive boat every year. The Cuan Law charter was a unique experience with a motor sailing trimaran (instead of standard motor live-aboard boats). When under sail she is a beautiful sight and when under power very stable with the three hulls.
The crew was fantastic, helpful, service oriented, energetic and fun. Food was plentiful and very good. The diving was diverse among healthy coral and fish population and carefully chosen to avoid strong currents and swells.
I would recommend the Cuan Law without reservation. If a couple includes a diver and a non diver this is a great option too because she often anchors near islands offering swimming and snorkeling options.
Island Excursion: Cooper Island, BVI
Top three: The Rum Bar, Snorkeling, Dive Sites
The Rum Bar
Guests aboard Cuan Law are welcome to venture to shore via kayak or dinghy to sample aged rums from all over the Caribbean. Order a sampler board and the knowledgeable and friendly bartender JJ will explain the history, recipes, and origins of the rums.
It’s also worth a trip to grab a coffee from Virgin Islands Roasters next door at the Coffee Shop. A full range of gourmet delights are on offer such as espresso, smoothies, gelato, pastries and salads, and our favorite…chocolate fudge! (Free WIFI)
Machioneel Bay, Cooper Island is world renowned for white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Cuan Law guests can explore the waters by kayak or hobie cat. Enjoy the snorkeling at Cistern Point – keep an eye out for turtles, eagle rays, tarpon, angel fish, and schools of squid.
The beautiful waters surrounding Cooper Island offer a variety of different dive experiences.The famous RMS Rhone, a British steamship, which foundered on Black Rock Point and is known as one of the world’s top dive sites.
Cooper Island Photos
One of our favorite stops during your BVI sailing vacation is Spring Bay in Virgin Gorda which lies east of the Baths. Giant boulders line the beach where our crew sets up a delicious BBQ lunch of grilled burgers, hot dogs, fish, salads and cooler of mixed drinks, wine and beer.
Its small coves, which provide safe snorkeling are perfect for families with kids. Massive boulders form coves that allow a steady but calm flow of water back and forth. Marine life is vibrant at Spring Bay since fishing is not permitted. A unique enclosure of boulders forms a natural pool called The Crawl. In the past, this was used by fishermen to hold turtles and fishes alive until they were ready to be used.
A dear Thank You note to the wonderful crew on Cuan Law! We have just returned from an amazing week of sailing, diving and fun on board of Cuan Law. Cannot depart without thanking the crew, the wonderful team of Cuan Law for an amazing vacation. Outstanding Captain Jamie kept us safe and provided great dives together with Chris, superior dive master. Great engineer Travis, kept us cool, going and enjoying the beautiful trimaran. Wonderful chef Sue, made us happy every day with wonderful magic food. Emma and Alayna, our angels, provided high class assistance with activities and keeping luxury around us at all times on this great sailing trip. All crew members: Jamie, Chris, Travis, Sue, Alayna, Emma, watched over us to make sure we had all we needed and wanted, and more! They all delivered excellent quality service in an atmosphere of lots of fun, safe diving and loving friendship. We did not want to leave!! Again, Warm thanks from the bottom of our hearts! Lumi Vladutu and Stella Diniz, Tampa Florida
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