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

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Timothy A. Kolakowski, PA, USA
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Report Number 2993
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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

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay with the divemaster to see everything!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Bring your close up lens and get pictures you'll never get anywhere else!
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
     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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