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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, Jan, 2006,

by Tom Doeppner, RI, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 2904.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Many places in the equatorial Pacific (Solomons, PNG, Galapagos, Indonesia, Malaysia) and in the Caribbean (Bonaire, Curacao, Caymans, Belize, etc.)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
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 4 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 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The rinse facilities on the boats were adequate, but no more than that. Fortunately it doesn't really matter, since you aren't on the boat for any great period of time.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Bill Tewes, proprietor of Dive St. Vincent, is one of the best dive masters I've ever dived with. He's not only great at finding things, he identifies them to you underwater via a slate. He takes great pains to make sure you get good shots. There are a lot of rare and unusual creatures (mainly small) around St. Vincent -- Bill seems to be intimate with all of them. This was my third trip to St. Vincent, diving with Bill; I'm already planning another one.

This is the best place for macro photography in the Caribbean. The combination of the presence of all these unusual creatures and a top-notch dive outfit is unbeatable.

Young Island Resort is perhaps a bit on the expensive side, but a really nice place. The lower-priced rooms are a bit rustic, but nicely appointed. The food is good -- excellent compared to most dive resorts in the caribbean. Its wine list, however, could be improved -- wines are expensive and not terribly exciting.
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