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Dive Review of Grenadines Dive, Union Island/Rendezvous Diving from Sailboat in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Tobago Cays & Mayreau

December, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Francis & Deb Bollag, NY, USA
Report Number 2952
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Yucatan, Grand Cayman, Dominica, BVI
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 30    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 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):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
Glenroy Adams, DM and owner, did a fantastic job keeping our group of seven
sailors -- with every level of dive (in)experience -- together and happy on
some speedy drifts. He immediately saw that the two of us were relaxed and
experienced drift divers and let us hang back from the less experienced
group, pick our depth and linger when we found something interesting.
Glenroy explored and named most of the dive sites in this area, so he knows
whom to take where and when.

With seven plus two crew, the small boat was cramped. Runs were very short
so it didn't matter. As is S.O.P. in these islands, equipment was set up by
the crew and taken back to their shop for care between dives.

The hard corals were very banged up by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and, after an
unusually rainy autumn, runoff from the Orinoco River severely limited
visibility. Glenroy said that viz is much greater in summer. There's some
big litter (empty paint cans, tires, etc.) on the bottom. 

The animals don't seem to care about any of this or about divers. There
were plenty of accessible nurse sharks, turtles, rays, eels, small tropical
fish and macro critters to entertain us. We tried but, due to swirling
current, failed to dive the Purini wreck.
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