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Dive Review of Dive Grenadines/Palm Island Beach Club in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Palm Island

Dive Grenadines/Palm Island Beach Club, Aug, 2002,

by Scott and Karen Fauth, Florida, USA . Report 106.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Figi, Tahiti, Red Sea, Mexico, Florida, Grand and Little Cayman, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Bonaire,
St. Lucia, B.V.I., Haiti, etc...
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions, just usual sport diving restrictions. Were able to dive computer profile. Experienced divers respected.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Glenroy Adams does an excellent job of making you feel comfortable both above and below the water. Boats were not traditional dive boats, which required backward roll entries. Every effort was made to provide a good experience. Locations were selected based on conditions and request of divers. Due to our experience, we were often provided with our own boat and guide, usually Glenroy. Corals and marine life very healthy. We were picked up daily at the dock at Palm Island Beach Resort, (we were the only divers there). Sometimes other divers were picked up from their yachts and sailboats. Due to weight restrictions on the interisland airway, we used rental gear, which was in excellent condition. To get to Palm Island, you fly to Barbados and then a private charter takes you to Union Island, where you transfer via a 10 minute boat ride to Palm Island. Accomodations are in bungalows. It is a small, intimate resort that encompasses the entire island. Palm Island is inclusive of all meals, drinks, and many activities. The grounds are lush and planted with many palm trees. The freshwater pool has a waterfall and comfortable seating. Three meals per day are served, along with afternoon tea. The quality and variety of food is very high. Our only issue is that they claim the bungalows are air conditioned, but the units were small and the rooms tended toward the warm side. Ceiling fans were also present. Staff is friendly, polite and helpful. This is the way the Caribbean used to be. Overall we enjoyed it so much, we are returning this year.
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