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Dive Review of Grenadines Dive/Palm Island in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jeremy Ellis, GA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 3988 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman
Islands, Cozemul, Florida Keys, Grenadines, St. Vincent, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
All dives were guided and you were allowed to dive your own profile but had
to be back on the boat with 500 PSI.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
There were no accomodations for photographers. There wasn't a rinse bucket
or any other place to put your camera.  They tried their best to put it on
a flat surface in the shade.  I ended up wrapping it in towels to keep it
out of the sun and protected.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Palm Island is an all inclusive resort in the middle of the southern
Grenadines.  You fly into Barbados and connect to Union Island but a Palm
Island representative meets you in Barbados and walks you through
everything.  The interisland plane is small and weight restrictions are
enforced.  They also do not think twice about sending your luggage on a
different plane - a huge inconvenience.  The island is large with lots of
activities, but the beach is the main draw.  You can see Petit St. Vincent,
Union Island and Mayreau from the island.  The grounds are lush and planted
with many palm trees.  The freshwater pool has a waterfall and comfortable
seating.  Three meals per day are served, along with afternoon tea.  The
quality and variety of food is very high.  Our only issue is that they
claim the bungalows are air conditioned, but the units were small and the
"air conditioning" was a small floor unit so the room tended to
be on the warm side.  Ceiling fans were also present.  Staff is friendly,
polite and helpful.  There is a small library that houses the only computer
and internet access on the island.

The diving is great.  Glenroy Adams' staff does an excellent job of making
you feel comfortable both above and below the water.  Boats were not
traditional dive boats, which required backward roll entries and can be
challenging to get back into.  Every effort was made to provide a good
experience.  Locations were selected based on conditions and request of
divers.  There were no more than 3 divers on the boat with me on any day. 
I was picked up daily at the dock at Palm Island Beach Resort - I was the
only diver there.  Sometimes other divers were picked up from their yachts
and sailboats.  The diving was excellent and we saw turtles, sharks,
spotted eaglerays, lots of moray eels, lobster, crabs, shrimps, etc.  It
was a good mix of wide angle and macro photography.

It is a great combination of accommodations and diving.
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