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Dive Review of Bequia Dive Adventures/Gingerbread in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Bequia

Bequia Dive Adventures/Gingerbread, May, 2009,

by Kristin Farrag, IL, USA (Contributor Contributor 17 reports). Report 5138.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Egypt/Red Sea, Fiji, Palau, Honduras, Utila, Cabo, Cozumel, Turks/Caicos, Caymans, Saba, Dominica.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None, other than watching your own computer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 There is no rinse bucket on the boat, but you go back to your room after each dive to switch batteries, etc. There are beautiful sponges of all colors in the waters of Bequia. Never seen this anywhere else in the Carribbean. Found Fingerprint Cyphomas here - never seen them anywhere else!

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The guys at Bequia Dive Adventures, Ron & Laury are fantastic to dive with! They are professional, safety minded, respectful to the underwater environment and its creatures, and they are really good at finding little things like frogfish and seahorses. When there are other people in the boat (max 6), my buddy & I can go on our own - we're slow because I take lots of photos. Bequia diving is almost all drift diving, but it's a nice slow drift. The people are very friendly in Bequia, the Gingerbread Hotel is nice and has one of the best restaurants on the island. This was our 5th trip to Bequia. It's very difficult to get to - we've been stranded in several places trying to get to & from. But, it's so worth it!
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