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Dive Review of Dive St. Vincent/Rosewood Hotel in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/St. Vincent

Dive St. Vincent/Rosewood Hotel, Oct, 2003,

by Paul & Cori Gondek, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands . Report 888.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cozumel, Florida, Grand Cayman, Curacao, South Caicos, St. Vincent, US Virgin Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No real restrictions enforced. We were able to dive our own profile and stay as deep or as shallow as we wanted. Great opportunityies for photography.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Great potential for macro photography. The boats weren't really set up for cameras - a small fresh water area on one boat, no fresh water on another. We took digital photographs so don't know availability of film processing.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The diving was very nice - lots of small things to see and photograph: frogfish, seahorses to the point of tiring of seeing them, pipefish, nudibranchs, flying gurnards. Some very healthy sponges and coral life; large schools of chromis but no large animals or pelagics. Saw one small Southern Stingray and one small barracuda. Water temp was nice and warm (82-84 F) and a 2.5 mm shorty was sufficient. Dive staff was wonderful and knowledgable about the sites. We went diving with Larry, DJ and Callie and enjoyed diving with each of them. The dive shop itself has no retail to speak of but there is a place to rinse and store your gear. The staff set up our equipment each day and changed it over between the dives. The boats were fairly small, max of about 8 guests which was nice. Day trip to Falls of Baleine with 2 dives and a stop for lunch was a great sightseeing/diving day. Definitely a place to go back to and dive again. Would look for another hotel though - we expected Rosewood to be a little nicer than it was. The hotel was old and not near the beach, but only about ten minute walk from the dive shop and fairly easy access to buses and taxis to get around the island. It might be nicer to spend a little more and stay on the beach.
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