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Dive Review of Dive St. Vincent/The Mariner in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

December, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Richard J. Troberman, WA, USA
Contributor   (12 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 486
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii; Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Turks & Caicos; French Polynesia;
Australia (Coral Sea).
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Computer; Recreational limits.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Bill Tewes, the owner of Dive St. Vincent, has been diving these waters for
20 years. He is a master at finding and identifying small critters.  He
uses an "etch-a'sketch" type pad underwater to identify things
for you so you don't have to wait until the end of the dive to ask him what
that strange thing was that you had never seen before. He can make a 90
minute dive in a small sand patch a great adventure. But there is much more
than that, including healthy reefs and walls.  On two of the three days I
dove with him I was the only diver.  Fortunately for me, Bill never
hesitated to go out with just one diver. During three days, we completed a
punch list that included several seahorses (including pregnant male);
scorpionfish; pikeblennies (bluethroat, yellowface, quillfin); bratula;
white nose pipefish; banded and yellowhead jawfish; longlure frogfish;
squadrons of flying gurnards (6 together in one sand patch); and several
varities of shrimp (invisible, sun, squatted anenome, Pederson, banded
coral, scarlet cleaner, and golden). Bill was also very informative about
the Island's history and customs. I stayed at the Mariner Hotel, which is
about 50 yards down the sea wall from the Young Island pier, where Dive St.
Vincent is located. The best restaurant is the Allegra, located between the
Mariner Hotel and Young Island pier. Spend some extra time on St. Vincent
and tour the Island, including Kingstown.  If you're looking for big stuff,
go somewhere else.  If you want some nice relaxed diving with lots of
bottom time (my dives averaged 75 minutes) with great visibility and a
large variety of small marine life, St. Vincent is the spot. It is a
photographer's mecca, and a true Caribbean experience.
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