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

Dive St. Vincent/Young Island, Jun, 2006,

by Timothy A. Kolakowski, PA, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 2993.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, Grand Bahama, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Curacao, Bonaire, Salt Cay, Grand Turk, Provo, St. Vincent, BVI
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the divemaster to see everything!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Bring your close up lens and get pictures you'll never get anywhere else!

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments If you haven't been to St. Vincent to dive with Bill Tewes and the folks at Dive St. Vincent, don't wait any longer! Arrive ready to see the small stuff you've seen only in the Reef Guide books - Seahorses, frogfish, blennies, pipefish, flying gunards, gobies, jawfish, you name it, they'll find it, even things you can't name....or see, for that matter. Bill carries a set of magnifying glasses with him and finds things as tiny as a pipefish smaller than my thumbnail! Then he writes it on his markerboard for all the divers to read. His enthusiasm, wit, and knowledge, undiminished at age 65, completes the experience. And there doesn't have to be a full boat to go - our "crowded" day had 5 divers. The other days had 2 or 3, and the first day they took me out by myself!
To make the trip really magical, treat yourself and stay at Young Island and get treated like royalty. Begin your diving day at breakfast with the "Breadboard" - fresh baked white, whole wheat, banana, cinnamon raisan, or coconut bread. Have any kind of omlette you can imagine, pancakes or one of the above breads made as French Toast. Add some homemade yogurt. Then go find seahorses and the other critters, and get back in time for the gourmet lunch. Dinner is 5 courses with main course including filet mignon, fresh fish, and roast duck.
On land, check out the movie sets and landmarks used in the 3(yes, 3 - you'll see P/C III in 2008) Pirates Of The Caribbean movies
and visit the Western Hemisphere's oldest boyanical gardens. Our guide there knew as much about the gardens as Bill Tewes knows about the reefs! And a visit to town isn't complete without a ride on a minibus packed full of locals screeching around the hilly hairpin turns for $.37 US
This was a dive trip like no other. Go see for yourself!
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