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

Grenadines divers/Palm Island, Aug, 2002,

by Jeffrey Greene, Pa, usa . Report 363.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean-- Cozumel, Cayman, Bahamas, Turks, Bonaire, Curacao, Belize, Costa Rico, Virgin Islands (all of them) etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The diving sites were not very deep. I believe the deepest was about 80 feet. I used my computer for all the dives and stayed in the water until the air was low or it said I had to surface. Most dives lasted at least 55 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The dive operation ran on Caribbean time. We were supposed to be picked up at 9:30. Anytime before 10 seemed ok after a while. I learned to relax. Once they realized you knew what you were doing, you were very free in the water. In fact, that was wonderful for an experienced diver. I could wander around somewhat. No one watched my depth gauge or my air. I stayed under water until the air was low or my computer said to surface. When I entered the water, I waited on the bottom for the rest of the group to come down instead of having to wait on the surface. It was great. For a novice diver, there were currents in most dive spots. They would watch you very carefully but I don't think it's an ideal sport for a beginner. One problem was that there were several different dive locations with a few being magnificent and a couple being fair at best. I learned to speak up and they stopped going to the fair spots. If you say something , they are nice. Halfway though the trip , I gave them a tip and told them more would follow and I think that encourages them to go to the better places. The resort at Palm Island is a luxory resort that is wonderful.
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