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Dive Review of Indigo Dive St. Vincent/Beachcombers in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Indigo Dive St. Vincent/Beachcombers, Apr, 2010,

by Timothy Bonnette, KS, US ( 1 report). Report 5450.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Bahamas, Bonaire, Curacao, Utila, Roatan, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Belize, Grand Turk, Saba, St. Kitts, Statia, Bequia, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 82 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Free to dive your own profile with no restrictions.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Indigo Dive caters to divers and handles all equipment properly and safely. Upon request dives are planned to find critters to maximize photography.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Kay Wilson of Indigo Dive provided the best personal service we have ever experienced. Kay could not meet us a the ferry from Bequia so she called Bequia Dive Adventures and left a message that Desmond would be waiting for us at the dock and that she would contact us that afternoon upon our arrival. When we got to the dock Desmond met us aboard the ferry, carried our bags and drove us to the Beachcomber in the cleanest car I have ever ridden in. Upon arrival at the Beachcomber Kay called to make sure we had everything we needed like she said she would. Kay spent several of her evenings visiting with us, introducing us to the locals, and taking us out to eat at local restaurants. Any concern or issue we had was addressed promptly and to our satisfaction by Kay. Kay had Desmond meet us on our day of departure and take us to the airport.

We brought our own equipment but would advise others to only bring your regulatory and mask as Kay provides equipment as part of the dive package. Her equipment is new and well maintained and this will save you baggage fees. We paid LIAT $120 for two additional bags from Barbados to St. Vincent for example. Kay also provides rechargable batteries so check with her before loading up with batteries.

Kay provided us with a good mix of muck, wreck, and reef diving so we could get a good feel of diving in St. Vincent. There are very few big fish but a lot of small critters. Each dive was exciting and we spent over 60 minutes per dive at shallow depth. We found frogfish, nudibranchs, batfish, seahorses, several varieties of crabs, banded jawfish, flying gurnards, many varieties of cleaner shrimp and spoon snake eels to name a few. I have posted some photographs on my web site www.IslandTimeGallery.com if you want to see the variety of critters we saw.

If you are doing two dives per day you will begin at 9:30am with Kay picking you up by boat from your hotel and returning around 1:00 to 2:00pm so bring something to eat if you want to. Kay provides water and juice on the boat along with a snack after the first dive.

If you stay at the Beachcomber I would suggest getting a kitchenette as the food is quite expensive in all the restaurants around St. Vincent. The rooms were clean and we enjoyed the staff and our stay.

Bring more cash than you normally do on vacations because the food and LIAT are very expensive.

Overall this was an excellent dive trip. We had chosen St. Vincent because it would be different from our normal pace of Caribbean diving and we were not disappointed. Kay Wilson made sure that our diving was great so we would return some day. And we will!

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