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Dive Review of Mustuque Divers /Firefly Resort in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Mustuque

November, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Craig Condron, Washington, U.S.A.
Reviewer   (6 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5288
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
All Points of the Caribbean. Pacific Ocean Hawaiian Islands to the Great
Barrier Reef, Fiji to Tahiti.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
All the dive were drift dives in moderate current, therefore we stayed
together as a group, Divers were sent up the drift line as they become low
on air.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
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):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
     My wife (none diver) and I have been traveling the past 19 years to
all corners of the Caribbean Sea. From Belize (where I was certified in
1992) to the British Virgin Islands, Bahamas to Tobago and many islands in
between, but hadn't found an area like the small island feel off the main
island of Fiji in the Pacific. Small private quaint resorts on small
islands with good food and service. In my wifes research she found the
     Our first stop was the Firefly Resort on Mustique. A five room resort
built on the hill over looking the sail boats in the harbor. Swimming pool,
dining deck and lounge all looking over the harbor and the sunsets to the
west. Each room comes with an electric golf cart for your tranportation on
the island. Handy for visiting the varies beaches and to get to Mustique
Divers (5 minutes) shop, located near the Cotton House, the other small
resort(20 or so rooms) on the island. 
     Mustique Divers is a small operation with one boat. The three dives I
had here (single tank dives offered A.M./P.M.) there were only one or two
other divers besides the divemaster (Jan or Brian). Our stay here was
during the second week of November, so this may be a slower time for them.
Jan and Brian gave good briefings. There job was made easy because with
only 3 divers, myself being a divemaster, we would keep the 1 or 2 divers
between us.
     The dive sites were 5 to 10 minutes North of Mustique. On my first
dive, just after entering, I noticed a cloud to my left. I assumed it was
goat fish digging in the sand, but then realized the cloud was coming out
of a barrel sponge. They were spawning. As we drifted down to 100' we
noticed several sponges that looked like smoldering barrels. The seascape
was typical Caribbean, gregorians, seafans and a scattering of sponges with
little or no coral. In the rocky areas, Sergeant Majors were doing their
best to protect their purple patchs of eggs from Bluehead and Yellowhead
Wrasse and Blue Tangs who were overwhelming the efforts of the Sergeant
Majors. Many of the small varieties of fish such as the fish just mentioned
as well as Bicolor Damselfish, Trumpetfish, Scrawled Cowfish and Smooth
Trunkfish roamed the bottom. What was not present was any large fish. Saw
as small black Margate and a few small schools of Grunts, that was it. The
vis was not bad (60' to 80') with water temperatures around 80F.
     All 3 dives were drift dives in a moderate current. My one complaint
is typical of most Caribbean divemasters, they kick with the current
causing to double the speed when the current in itself is a comfortable
cruising speed. And divers would use less air if they would only ride the
     Now off to Petit St Vincent, a 10 minute flight to the south.
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