I was heading north so I was reading VanSant backwards and upside down which was pretty much the same as reading it forwards. Unfortunatly he is technical dead on point regarding the south coast of turks, north coast of DR, the Mona and hour glass shoals. (the worst written book ever and a MUST read.)
I spent my month there Apr 2005. I just heard from an arriving boater of a boarding incident while the owner was sleeping.
I did do the waterfall tour with a couple local girls and another boater. It wasn't my type of thing but a lot enjoy it. I also spent 2 days around a toilet. (don't remember if it was right after the waterfalls. It's all pretty much a fog now.) Don't forget the cipro.
I kept a journal of my trip from V.I.'s to MA here.
The best day was loosing the stearing along the south coast of Puerto Rico.