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

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/ Mariners Hotel, Young Island Resor: "Excellent for Macro Photographers", Nov, 2019,

by David J Inman, PA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 11314 has 2 Helpful votes.

Photos Submitted with this Report

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Cryptic Teardrop Crab Pederson Cleaner Shrimp Dwarf Frogfish Decorator Crab Three Spot Damsel (Juv)

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have been coming to the island for 10 years and now stay with a friend. I am a macro photographer who has been all over the world, and there is no better spot in the Caribbean for this type of photographer than St Vincent.

That being said, this destination is best for the self-sufficient, experienced diver who looks after their own gear and camera equipment. If something breaks down, you are pretty much out of luck although the dive shop can loan you rental gear. Otherwise, bring backups.

The island is much easier to access these days with a direct flight on American out of Miami. This is my preferred route but make sure you have a decent layover period so you luggage makes it on the plane. There is currently only one American flight a week to the island.
Websites Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent   Mariners Hotel, Young Island Resor

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over - Caribbean and the South Pacific.
Closest Airport Argyle Getting There Best route from the States is direct flights from Miami on American. Air Canada also has a direct flight from Toronto.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 84-84°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-100 Ft/ 8-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 2 boat dives a day, rental gear available
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 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments There is a rinse tank on the boat, but you need to bring your camera back to your room and rinse it in the bathtub.
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