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

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Gregg Thomas & Carol Downie, AZ, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5087
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
South China Sea, Caribbean, Philippines, Sulawesi
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
depth limit, no gloves  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 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
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
No table or rinse tank 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
Kay Wilson and her crew were very accommodating.  Both Kay and a shuttle
driver met us at the airport for the ride to the Beachcombers Hotel.  We
were picked up promptly each morning on the beach in front on our hotel for
the first of our three daily dives.  The ride to the dive sites was
typically 5 - 15 minutes.  Their boat was a covered 25ft Carolina skiff
that was comfortable enough for the 3 - 5 divers aboard and the short
rides.  Water, juice and snacks were provided during the surface intervals.
 The dives were mostly shallow dives, 30- 60ft, with lots of opportunity to
find small critters.  We saw a lot of small typical reef fish, but no large
fish of any kind.  We were pleased to discover a number of
"firsts" including a mushroom scorpion, magnificent urchin,
ocellated box crab, tube anemone, jawfish with eggs, and chain and viper
morays.  We also found some critters that even Kay couldn't identify,
including a different pipe fish, a quarter-inch nudibranch and a 1-inch
bright yellow cushion star. We dive with magnifying glasses and are
interested in macro life.  This was a great place for that.  Kay and the
DM's were good at helping us spot new creatures and considerate of our slow
pace.  Because of our shallow depth, our dives averaged about 75 minutes,
so lots of bottom time.  Boat exits were by backroll and entrances on a
small ladder after handing up your fins and BCD, if you wished, to the
crew.  Kay provided sandwiches on the boat for lunch as we did not come
back to shore in between our three daily dives.  We had to abort our first
dive of the trip due to currents but the rest of the week was calm with
little to no current.  Beachcombers is a comfortable hotel.  We had a king
bed room on the second floor with a view of the ocean if you looked hard to
the right.  The on-site restaurant provided a complimentary continental
breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, juice, toast and jam and other breads.
 Eggs and other breakfast items can be ordered from a menu.  The evening
meal menu was limited but the food was good.  Many of the islands
restaurants are on the expensive side, but we had good meals at Surfside
(next to Indigo's dive shop) and Xcape, both within walking distance of the
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