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Dive Review of dive st vincent/young island in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by jeffrey tindell, ny, usa (1 report)
Report Number 4314
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over Carribean and some Indonesia sites
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
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):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
   Diving in St Vincent is spectacular and his name is Bill Tewes. My wife
and I have been there twice this year, Spring and summer.  This is small
critter heaven in the Carribean.  Multiple types of crabs, shrimp, octopus,
squid, eel--my wife is actually the one to name everything. Bill will have
his fingers in the sand and it looks like nothing is around--but there is
more life than one could ever imagine.
Bill is there and is the lead dive master--he is never boring.  Yes he is a
character but the more time with him the better. He does not hesitate to
critique your diving skill, buoyancy and weight...but this is actually
constructive.  The more experienced divers will get more from a Bill Tewes
    If you want sharks, turtles, rays and the like....don't come here.  The
currents and depth do not seem to bring them in.  If you want to really get
into the diving experience, then get here as soon as you can. 
    This is not luxury catered diving.  No sodas, no chips, no fruit and no
amenities save a few candies.  So bring your own but be prepared to stay
down as long as you like.  Generally dives are not particularly deep and 75
to 90 minutes is not unusual. We generally had three or four divers. You
start at 9:30 and return around 3.  
    If you want reef diving as opposed to critter diving, Bill will send
his manager, Callie.  Callie is wonderful, sees an abundance amount and
Callie conducts the night diving.  We had a night dive which beat all night
dives.  We saw between six and ten octopus alone plus squid, frog fish,
broadband eel, crab, slipper lobster etc.  On another night dive we saw
electric rays and long armed octopus.
    There are accomodations to fit the budget.  We stayed at Young Island
which is on the higher priced side, but the rooms are lovely and the
dinners exquisite. With an overhead fan and the breezes of the Grenadines,
you generally don't need air conditioning. Other choices are easily within
access and there are multiple choices for restaurants.  The people
generally could not have been nicer.
    Would we return to St Vincent when we generally do not return to other
places--absolutely but only to Dive St Vincent.
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