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Dive Review of Dive St, Vincent in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Polster, IN, USA
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Australia, Fiji, Caymans, Cozumel, St.
Croix, Roatan, Belieze Cuba
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 30    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None, most dives exceeded 75 minutes, one shallow dive was 110 minutes  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Bring your 60mm and 105mm lens for great macro opportunities, leave your
wide angle lens at home.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
MARINES INVADE ST. VINCENT... Dave from Memphis and myself both former
Marines joined the Old Curmudgeon himself, Bill Tewes, also a former
Marine, to search out the famous "Critters". We were not
disappointed as Bill put us on crabs (decorator, oscillating, spotted
porcelain, pea, etc.) The shrimp included (golden, banded, pederson, and
sun anemone) Then we were treated to the NIBs, "not in the book".
On one dive site, Bill pointed out 7 different super macro critters that
could only be seen with his sharp eyes and a SubSee adapter hinged in front
of a 60mm lens. One day trip took us and out non diving wives to Falls of
Baleine. Two tank dives and snorkeling for the girls, stopping at
Wallilabou for lunch and adult beverages. This village still has most of
the props from the filming of "Pirates of the Caribbean" The food
was local in large quantities and very delicious. All in all the is Critter
Diving at it's best in the Caribbean. 

We stayed at the Mariner Hotel which was clean, comfortable, and right on
the water. Their restaurant is one of the best on the island. The
accommodation at Young's Island resort, a short ferry ride across from  us
is pricey, but you can visit and eat at their great restaurant without
being a guest. There are a couple local places to eat within walking
distance and you should explore them. We never had a bad meal the 2 weeks
we were in St. Vincent. 

For flower enthusiasts, make sure you take in the Montreal Gardens in the
mountains, not to be confused with the Botanical Gardens in the Melrose
District near Kingstown. It is about a 45 minute drive up the mountain thru
all the small villages. You can combine it with a tour of other sites in
about four hours. Most taxi services are $30 per hour.
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