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Dive Review of Dive St. Vincent/Young Island Resort in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/St. Vincent

Dive St. Vincent/Young Island Resort, Apr, 2005,

by Joe Puglia, Fl, USA . Report 1753.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean and Bahamas, Eygpt, Thailand, Micronesia, South Africa, Solomon Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max 130, dive your tank
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Macro stuff is great!

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Bill Tewes does a great job finding the little critters. They are abundant and Bill loves to find them. There are nice reefs if you choose to dive them but the real excitement is the macro critters. We saw long legged octopus, six different seahorses, six frogfish, eight different varieties of eels. This included a photogenic Viper eel! There were flying gurndards and pipefish as well. Most of the dives were shallow making for long fun treasure hunt dives. If you're looking for the big stuff forget it.

The diving was easy backrolls off the boat. The boats aren't the most comfortable but the rides are short so it isn't a problem. Bill is a big blenny fan. He'll break out the magnifying glass and you won't believe what he finds. I enjoyed every dive there.

Bill and his staff are very friendly and do anything to make your dive and stay enjoyable. He knows the reefs real well and will find almost anything you are looking for.

Young Island, albeit a little pricy, is great! The rooms are large and comfortable. There is no A/C but the breezes make it unnecessary. The food at the resort was outstanding and we enjoyed every meal. There is a small ferry that will run you back and forth to the main island 24 hours per day.

St. Vincent is a little tough to get to but new service by Caribbean Sun out of San Juan was scheduled to begin in May. This should make it a lot easier to get to.

I really like St. Vincent and would recommend it the critter hunters.
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