I’m afraid I have some not so great news for all of you avid Coral Bay scuba divers out there today. Busy Bee Charters and Dive Shop announced earlier this month that they will be closing their doors on July 30 after 10 years in operation under the current owners. The beloved shop and charter outfit will no longer be in operation for trips at the end of this month, but you still have until August 15 to stock up on Busy Bee swag!
So, first I want to tell you that the owners, Bryan and Margaret, assured me that they are not leaving St. John! But, instead they will be sticking around Love City and trying their hands at some new endeavors. Simply put, the reason for the closing of Busy Bee is that the building sold a year ago and the landlord will be reappropriating the space.
And, while running a charter business out of Coral Bay is difficult enough as it is, running a dive operation without a brick and mortar shop is next to impossible. So, they will be moving on to different and hopefully bluer pastures 🙂
The best thing I ever did was become a father, seconded closely by meeting Margaret. Don’t kid yourself, however, this has been a contender; a real dream come true and I wouldn’t trade the last decade for anything. – Bryan
If you want to share some stories of your past trips with the company, please do so here! And, if you want to support Bryan and Margaret in their new endeavors AND stock up on some soon to “bee” vintage merch, you can do so at the shop during their regular business hours until July 30 (8AM-4PM).
OR from the comfort of your home via their website. Use coupon code July10 to receive a 10% discount on your order of UV shirts, t-shirts, hats, cups or stickers. And, for orders over $200, you will receive a 20% discount after purchase.