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Dive Review of Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/Young Island in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Grenadines

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/Young Island: "Seventh Heaven!", Nov, 2017,

by Amy Thorkilsen, NJ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10042 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our 7th visit to St. Vincent and that alone says a lot! We love the Dive St. Vincent dive op and if you read my other previous reviews, everything still holds true - dive masters Don and Cally will take excellent care of you setting up your gear and once underwater they are incredibly patient with photographers and find all sorts of critters you likely have not seen before! After all, that is the point of traveling to St. Vincent. This trip we had a VERY uncommon sight on the second day - found an octopus out in the open eating an iguana...Try to get your brain to process that surf and turf combo...Apparently the iguana fell off the cliff above and drowned and the octopus got a meal of a lifetime - and we got some very amusing pictures. If you like to observe squid, we had several dives with "squid squads" - so much fun! As usual, seahorses, frogfish of many colors, and a multitude of shrimp, crabs, blennies and so forth. Lionfish were encountered on some dives, but locals are working diligently to keep the numbers down. St. Vincent has also enacted turtle protection this year, so maybe in future years turtles will once again be seen. I highly recommend a visit here if you haven't been - healthy reefs and uncrowded diving - well worth the trip!!!
Websites Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent   Young Island

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Great Barrier Reef, Bonaire, Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Saba, Curacao, St. Vincent
Closest Airport Argyle Getting There If you are in the Northeast, you can take JetBlue from JFK and on some days Newark direct to Barbados. From there I suggest SVG versus LIAT. It does stop very briefly at Bequia, Canouan and Union, but then lands at the NEW St. Vincent airport (Argyle)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were mostly a very small group (3) so just back to the boat with enough PSI to do your safety stop. Long relaxed dives - generally well over an hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There is not a table on the boat, but there is a large rinse tank. You should set up in your room prior to diving and bring a dry box with spare batteries if you need to change on the interval. As mentioned, the dive guides are very attuned to the needs of photographers and go out of their way to find and temporarily corral even the most reticent subject matter!
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