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Dive Review of Bequia Dive Adventures/The Village Apartments in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Bequia

Bequia Dive Adventures/The Village Apartments: "Best diving in the Carribbean & the hardest to get to", Aug, 2017,

by Kristin W Weck Farrag, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9784 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The bad: It takes 2 days to get there from Chicago.
The good: Fantastic fish life, easy backroll entry, all sites within 10-15 minutes, fantastic dive guides that find all the great stuff.
Apartment has A/C in the bedroom & is metered, but we were there for 3 weeks - it was $200, we thought very reasonable. You have to buy toilet paper & soap, although they start you out with 2 rolls & 2 bars. If you use the kitchen you have to bring coffee, tea, salt, pepper, etc. All the dishes/pans are there for you to use.
The fantastic: Great dive shop!!!! Always there to help get you back on the boat, attentive under water but not intrusive. Great at finding critters, and very respectful of the environment. You will find all kinds of fish here, plus some you won't see anywhere else - Black Brotula, Green & Black Frogfish, Cherubfish, Seahorses of all colors, Leopard Flatworms and many other cool things. Small dive operation, so you get very spoiled. Small island with friendly people, great fruit/vegey markets downtown (10 min. walk along the waterfront).
Websites Bequia Dive Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Micronesia, Red Sea, South Pacific, all over Caribbean.
Closest Airport St. Vincent Getting There Takes 2 days - Chicago-Miami-Barbados-St. Vincent, then ferry over to Bequia.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safety stop for 3 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
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 Boat returns to dock after each dive. Plenty of time for me to go back to the apt. & change battery/card. No rinse bucket on boat. Rinsed everything back at room.
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Subscriber's Comments

By Renee Ross in OR, US at Sep 01, 2017 12:33 EST  
What is the name of the ferry company you used from Barbados to Bequia? We used the small airlines, SVG air and it was very expensive.
By report author: Kristin W Weck Farrag in IL, US at Sep 01, 2017 15:34 EST  
We took the ferry from St. Vincent to Bequia. The Bequia Express - the "red ferry", it's 45EC round trip. I think there is a ferry from Barbados - the "orange ferry", but I have no idea how it runs.
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