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

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/Young Island Resort: "Fun, easy, lots of critters!", Nov, 2015,

by Dorothy McDonald, OH, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 8625.

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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 N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The diving was incredibly easy; no currents, warm water and never went deeper than 65'. The divers we met were all experienced. No one on boat during dives. We were there for the critters and Callie and DJ were wonderful at finding and pointing them out. Other than a few barracuda we saw no large fish. On one dive we saw 7 sea horses and had seen several sea horses on the dive before that too - in a different spot! On another dive, a huge ball of bait fish passed by, engulfing me - my buddy said all he could see were the bottoms of my legs and my fins hanging below the mass of fish! Some other interesting critters were octopus (a few out in the open that didn't rush to hide), scorpion fish, a variety of little crabs and shrimps, lots of spotted morays and sharp tail eels and a few chain morays, trumpet fish of varying sizes and colors, and more!
Towards the end of the week we had 6 divers in the group. It got a little congested at times with everyone crowding around at once to see what Callie or DJ was pointing out. But overall we had 10 great dives and would return. First dive was usually a reef dive and second on a grassy area. Tanks were low pressure steel with a max fill of 2500psi. All the dives lasted 60 to 70 minutes.
I gave this 3 stars for beginning and experienced divers only because if people want large animals, somewhere else would probably be better. Also when it comes to beginners, I think a diver with good bouancy control would get the most enjoyment from these dives. If divers like looking for the small stuff then these dives would rate a 5.

We enjoyed Young Island Resort. We were given a free upgrade and had a large cottage with a great view and private pool (but it was 124 steps up the hillside), the food was delicious and we could easily see when Dive St Vincent had their boat loaded and was on the way to pick us up. The first night we could hear the loud music from the bar across from us, but we were so tired from traveling all day that it didn't keep us awake and we never heard it again. Our cottage did have a leak in the roof and with heavy rains during the night we woke up to lots of water on the bedroom floor, but maintenance soon fixed that problem. Something to be aware of is that there are lots of tiny entrances into the cottage that bugs and lizards are good at finding. We checked everything very carefully when packing to help ensure we didn't take any unwanted "pets" home with us!
Websites Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Philippines, Indonesia, South Pacific
Closest Airport Getting There Flew American from Miami to Barbados from there Liat to St Vincent. Had no delays or problems.

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 76-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-75 Ft/ 8-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Experienced divers could do what they wanted, but generally divers kept the guide in site because they were so good at finding critters. We were asked to let the guide know when down to 1000 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Plenty of critters to take pictures of. One of the boats did have a rinse tank under one of the seats (which we didn't discover until another diver showed us). The other boat didn't have a camera rinse.
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