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

October, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Paul & Cori Gondek, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (1 report)
Report Number 888

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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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