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

Bequia Dive Adventures/Gingerbread, Jul, 2013,

by Kristin W Weck Farrag, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7144.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 8th trip to Bequia. The Gingerbread is convenient to the dive shop. Because we were there during the off-season (after April), the restaurant decided to close after we'd been there only 3 days (into a 14 day stay). Wish we would have known ahead of time, but this was apparently a last minute decision. There are facilities in the room to cook and we made do with the market & fruit/vegey stands in town (10 minute walk), plus we got to experience a new restaurant a 5 minute walk from the hotel. There's a wonderful bake shop below the Gingerbread's restaurant serving up goodies every day, plus an ice cream shop. The Gingerbread is very accomodating to anything you need. The people are friendly and want you to have a great vacation.

Bequia Dive Adventures is a friendly and efficient dive operation, and very safety & environmentally minded. Boats are small and groups are small - usually not more than 5 or 6 divers, sometimes just 3 of us. We saw tons of fish and critters - schools & schools of creole wrasse, grunts & cardinal & soldierfish. Some highats and juvenile jacknife fish. Also a preying mantis shrimp out in the open - first time I'd seen that there! Loads of juvenile, intermediate & adult spotted drumfish and trunkfish, a frogfish, many seahorses, shrimps, crabs, spotted and chain eels, lots of white spotted filefish, trumpetfish, hamlets, peacock flounders - you name it, it's there. Loads of sponges in every color of the rainbow, make this a unique destination in the Caribbean. Love this place!

Side note - While we were there, Laury Stowe, one of the partners in the dive shop and a fantastic divemaster, was tragically killed in an accident (electrocuted by the compressor). We were quite in shock and very saddened by this. The shop did close for a couple of days, but re-opened after an investigation. We will sorely miss Laury and our hearts go out to his family and his diveshop partner, Ron Williams. We wish Bequia Dive Adventures the best and hope for its continuance as the go-to dive operation on Bequia.
Websites Bequia Dive Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Philippines, Red Sea, all over Caribbean.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 81-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were generally 1 hr. 15 min.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

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 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No facilities on boat for UWP, but boat returns to shore after each dive. You can rinse at the dive shop or back in your room which is 1 minute away.
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