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Dive Review of Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/N/A in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Leeward Coast

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/N/A: "Definitely Critter Country", Jun, 2016,

by Ray Haberman, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9043.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Good. Pristine reefs, lots of sponges and soft corals, untold number of fish species, and what they are known for, critters i.e. nudibranchs, flatworms, shrimps, crabs, limpets, chitons, cowries and brittle stars. Yearly daytime temp hovers in the mid 80's and the nighttime is in the upper 70's. Water temp in the summer is 83/84 and in the winter 79/80. This all depends on whose computer you take the reading from.

The Bad. Getting there. Island only serviced by one airline, LIAT. LIAT stands for Leave Island Any Time, Luggage In Any Terminal, Lord It's Awful Transportation and Laugh It's All True. Usually requires 2 days to get there and one day to get home, thus causing many divers to avoid this destination.

Dive St Vincent is the oldest dive shop on the island with over 33 years experience diving in these waters. Their specialty is "critters" but not limited to them. It is a small 3 person shop that is open 364 days a year. Christmas day they are closed. They offer limited shore diving in the bay in front of the dive shop.

For diving and water conditions you may encounter all of them. The rainy season sees a lot of rain every day but it is usually short showers that are passing through. Water conditions during your stay depend on time of year and time of day you dive but the majority of the diving is done from moorings, not drift diving.

I have been diving with DSV since 2003. If you care to see what I have seen, go to and you can see what I have seen over the years. The other 2 dive shops on the island are top notch but I don't think they can offer the "critter" finding that DSV can.

Websites Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Saba, Bermuda, Bahamas, Cosra Rica, Belize, Aruba, Statia, St Kitts, PNG, Yap, Truk, Peleau, Australia, Bonaire, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Grand Turk& Puerto Rico, Florida
Closest Airport E.T. Joshua Airport Getting There LIAT=Iffy, SVG Air Charter Air= A few $ more but dependable

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-110 Ft/ 18-34 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No Deco diving and return to the boat with at least 200 lbs of air. Solo diving allowed.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fresh rinse water provided on the boat but no facilities at the dive shop. Camera setup and cleanup must be done in your hotel room.
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