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Dive Review of Wind Dancer in
Grenada/St Vincent and the Grenadines

December, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Don Hoft, MA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4704
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Mid East, Indian Ocean, Pacific, Caribbean,Mexico,Costa Rica
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
110 ft with nitrox  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
More than adequate for a full range of equipment. Crew handled equipment
with care.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
   I arrived a day early in Grenada and did one enjoyable day of diving
with Aquanauts Divers on Grenada. Dove the Shakem wreck, a good one, and
Veronica/reef spotting black spotted & Green moreys, seahorse,
lobsters, several small species, etc., a nice morning.
   Wind Dancer sent a boat in the afternoon to the hotel to pick up the (6)
guests. This was my second time riding Wind Dancer, last was several years
ago when it was based in Grand Turk. It is a comfortable boat which serves
well for diving. The crew was excellent all around; I don't know how they
do it week to week, but they are great hosts, good at their jobs, and just
nice people. Guests and crew blended well.
   The itineary takes you to two countries, St Vincent and Grenada, a
lovely string of islands, a natural for diving. We motored to the northern
most islands, Bequia the first day and then St Vincent to start the trip.
St Vincent was new to the itinerary. We anchored in Wallilabou Bay on the
western side of the island , the site for the filming of Pirates of the
Caribbean. Several of the buildings and dock are still there and in use. A
beautiful setting. Diving was excellent, indeed we convinced the skipper to
stay overnite so we could get in a couple more dives.
Soft and hard coral was healthy and beautiful, lots of sea life, not large
but plentiful. Saw many of the Caribbean species including scorpians,
octapus, banded schrimp, several types of moreys etc. On
the night dive found 3 Conga eels swimming free in interesting coral
formations. Special!
   After a half day back in Bequia we transit down to Mayrau to dive there
and the nearby Tobago Keys. Weather was good so they took us to the remote
easternmost (4 miles out?) island, Sail Rock. It was the highlight of an
overall good trip. Countless sharks, some very very large, everywhere,
eagle rays swimming in clusters, and the usual other sea life. A really
nice experience. The island is exposed to the open Atlantic so the swells
and surge was there but manageable. The long ride back in the small tender
was pretty exciting as well. The dive on Mayreau was also excellent. A
sloping reef with interesting coral, a few sharks and good sea life. These

dives were "heaven" for the photographers. 
   Proceeded back in Grenadian water to the Isle de Ronde north of the main
island of Grenada. These get good reports but our time there was a little
disappointing. The seas were causing surge, current and poor viz taking
something away. Bad timing for us.
   Our last morning back at our home mooring was to see two more good
dives. King Mitch is a wreck south east of the island so exposed to the
open Atlantic but here we were lucky and had a very good dive. It is deep
and best for experienced divers. Sharks, eagle rays, turtles, and a really
interesting wreck. Lots of life. Everyone enjoyed it. Did two safety stops
(40 and 15 ft) and then did a shallow fun dive on shark reef, a rich reef
with loads of small sea life.
   Food was very good, DM's were good at the jobs and fun to be with,
Skipper Simon and hostess/instructor Andrina tops at their jobs. Weather
was generally good but we had our share of windy and rainy days, never
really a concern.
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