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

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

by Tracey Bennett, NV, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 2763.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Costa Rica, Fiji, French Polynesia, PNG, Borneo, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Hawaii, Palau, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth, buddy
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Rinse buckets on boat

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments St. Vincent has been called the "muck diving capital of the Caribbean", and I'm sure it is no exageration. Bill Tewes, owner of "Dive St. Vincent" and his staff, have extraordinary knowledge of the local critters habits and habitats. The will find a great subject, write down the name on a dive slate, and move on to find you something else. Bill's passion for marine life is inspiring. He got just as excited finding beautiful and bizarre creatures as I did seeing them. You can do 2 morning dives, and with advanced notice, add an afternoon dive.

I saw flying gunards, red banner blennies, yellow face pike blennies, neck crabs, sea slugs, sponge crabs, flamingo tongues, seahorses, nimble spray crabs, various shrimps, numoruos eels, squid, blue throated pike blennies,octopi,and yellowhead jawfish. In addition to muck diving, there are beautiful tropical fish such as rock beauties, juvenile queen angelfish,jack knife fish, juvenile spotted drums, french angelfish, and many types of butterflyfish.
St. Vincent is also an excellent place to do night dives because, as Bill would often say,"there is nothing here bigger than you".

Accommodations at Young Island Resort are private and charming. Rooms vary greatly and their website maps and describes each room. Meals were outstanding with many choices available. Leave your watch at home.
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