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Dive Review of Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/Paradise Beach Hotel in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/Paradise Beach Hotel: "Great little critter diving", Jan, 2018,

by Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10115.

No photos available at this time

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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments DJ and Callie are great guides and show you tons of little critters. Callie brings a slate, so you can know what you're looking at. Most sites have no current, so you can take all the time you want looking for macro stuff, and getting good pictures, but there are some sites (out at points) that have fairly strong currents. They only have air, and this was news to me (guess I should have read more reviews, or read them closer). This was our first exposure to "muck" diving, and it won't be our last! Bring a magnifying glass.
We stayed at Paradise Beach Hotel, but we won't in the future. Our oceanview room was great with a balcony to hang out gear, but service and food was just so-so. The worst was the fact that when cruise ships were in, the padded lounge chairs on the verandah were "sold" to day trippers, and there were none available for hotel guests. Next door is Sunset Shores, and they have a pool, plus it didn't look like all their loungers were taken by cruisers. Both of these hotels are just a short walk down the beach from the dive shop and pier.
We didn't have a car, and were able to walk to a number of decent restaurants.
Websites Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, French Polynesia, Cozumel, Belize, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Great Barrier Reef, and other Caribbean locations
Closest Airport Argyle Getting There have to connect through Barbados - SVG Air is expensive; wish we had booked LIAT - apparently service is much better now than it had been

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No time limit - come up at 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They have a rinse tank on board, but they don't keep the cameras in there during trip to and from sites.
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