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Dive Review of Grenadines Dive/Dennis's Hideaway in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Mayreau & Tobago Cays

February, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Brigitte Lacouture, AK, US
Contributor   (13 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 5395
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
26   to 26    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 35    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
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
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
We stayed at Dennis's Hideaway on Mayreau.  No problem getting there by
ferry from St. Vincent.  The owner Dennis is a very friendly, down to earth
guy.  The  rooms were well maintained.  All potable water on the island is
collected rainwater, so usage minimization is a necessity, but it also
means the water pressure in the shower is low.  Beautiful view of the
Tobago Cays from the back of the church on the top of the hill.  We spent a
relaxing day off from diving to go hiking the trail that goes around the
east side of the island, good for a picnic and to sit and read. 
Disproportionate number of restaurants in the tiny village on the island. 
Dennis's cooking at the restaurant at Dennis's Hideaway was very good if
not inexpensive.  Also ate at Island Paradise, friendly owner and food was
good value for money.  Only drawback to staying at Dennis's, which is right
in the village, is the karaoke and disco Friday and Saturday nights in the
village which goes on until midnight.  Otherwise, the early morning wake up
call with the roosters and goats was a daily event, but then again this is
a slice of village life, one could always stay at a private resort for a
more artificial experience.
As Grenadines Dive is on Union Island we were picked up each morning and
dove locally around Mayreau and the Tobago Cays which was very pleasant
diving.  Both crew on the Grenadines Dive boat were Dive Masters, Jeremiah
was captaining and Barry went with us in the water.  We did 2 or 3 dives a
day.  Barry floated above us holding on to the surface buoy line as most of
the dives were drift dives; he let us go at the pace we wanted.  He pointed
out the larger fish and life we missed while we were poking around closer
to the reef looking for smaller creatures.  Currents were steady, but mild,
only one dive did one have to hold on to something if one wanted to stay
put, but that was just to avoid strenuous finning.  The reefs were in very
good condition with lots of soft corrals and sponges, particularly The
Garden and End-of-Reef sites.  Many schools of medium and small fish, more
than at St. Vincent where we were the week before.  A few larger trigger
fish and grouper.  Also saw reef sharks, spotted rays, and hawksbill
turtles, and one enormous green eel at the wreck just off from the Mayreau
public wharf.
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