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Dive Review of Dive St Vincent/Private Home in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

March, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Greg T Schubert, MA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4710
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Throughout Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 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
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
This is for serious macro shooters 100 mm + magnifier
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Bill Tewes is an aquired taste, as previously mentioned in your review, but
definitely worth any supposed aggravation. His Divemasters DJ and Callie
have the eyes of birds of prey. Brotula to pipehorse--nothing escapes their
gaze. Frogfish on every dive--even dwarfs, seahorses [new purple] [not yet
in book]abound. Fingerprint cyphoma, apricot sidegill slugs, gold-lined sea
goddesses, porcelain crabs, tritonia H, decorator crabs, flame box crabs,
snake eels, lesser electric rays, blennys and gobies of every description.
For me even the first digital photo of a Dawson pipefish.Dives average 70
to 80 minutes -- there is never pressure to leave the water. Solo or with
six clients Tewes' operation goes. Actually you never need to leave
"critter corner" just across from the dive shop off Young Island.
If you have the financial resources--a great place to stay. The food is
exceptional. Equipment is stored and washed by Dive St Vincent staff. Now
the one major negative--it has nothing to do with diving--LIAT airlines is
your only means of entry into St Vincent if you are not able to fly
private/specialty carrier. LIAT carry-on requirements suck, the service
sucks and it stands for Lost in Another Time-Warp. Best option is to fly to
St Lucia then take the short 20 minute hop--less likely that LIAT will lose
you. But the critters make all the flying hardships disappear.  
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