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Dive Review of Dive Bequia/Gingerbread House in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Bequia

July, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Ann Pennywitt, FL, US
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Report Number 7353
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Curacao, Jamaica, USVI, BVI, St
Kitts, Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Florida Keys, Bahamas,California
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
1
Water Visibility
  to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Safety stop if we went below 40 ft, which I would have done anyway as best
practices. Many dives were up to an hour, depending on air consumption as a
guide.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Comments
None on board, but plenty of fresh water support at shop. The dive sites
were close enough that we returned after ever ...
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Food
N/A
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
It was off season and most days I was the only diver. The boat went out,
and I experienced wonderful guided dives, photo ops and customer service.
Dive Bequia is a PADI 5 Star place and they arranged wonderful
accommodations for me. Their crew even introduces me to locals that ran
specific restaurants ...
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By Kristin W Weck Farrag in IL, US at Nov 20, 2013 12:51 EST  
I've made many of the postings on Dive Adventures & I was there when
longtime partner, Laury Stowe was electrocuted by the Compressor, due to a
faulty Transformer - not the dive shop's problem, but an island problem. 
FYI, one of their boats partially sank due to vandalism.  Their staff is
extremely safety minded or we would not dive there every year for the last
9 years.  We've dove over 30 divesites around Bequia over these years, as
opposed to the same 6 sites that Dive Bequia goes to over and over.  Just
saying!
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