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Dive Review of Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/Rental house in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/Rental house: "Hard to get to but well worth the trip", Oct, 2015,

by Ray Haberman, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8445.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I spend a great deal of time on St Vincent and do all my diving with Dive St Vincent. That's not to say the other dive shops aren't good. They all use basically the same dive sites. The oldest dive shop is Dive St Vincent and they are the ones that made the island famous for "critters". In all my years of diving here I have managed to see over 29 different types of nudibranchs, 15 different types of flatworms, 18 different brittle stars, limpets, chitons, shrimp, crabs, etc. Small fish are plentiful. Large fish are scarce. For them, you need to use a dive shop further down the Grenadines. Depending on the time of year, frog fish, baitfish and sea horses are going to be seen. Some of my finds can be found at/. When comparing dive shops, make sure they can produce results and are more than just people pleaders. I push DSV because of their over 30 years experience. I don't work there or have any financial interest in them other than to pay my dive bill at the end of the week. This is a dive destination where " Rare is common." The next section is hard to answer. It is sunny and breezy almost every day. It rains in the rainy season and is dry in the dry season. there are some currents, more around a full moon. The water can be calm and flat if the wind is slight or choppy if there is a wind. The water temperature this time of the year is 83/84 and a wetsuit isn't really necessary. From about December on, most use at least a 5mm. It really depends on the diver. I use a vest all year round. Any questions, feel free to contact me at and write St Vincent in the subject line.
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
Closest Airport E.T. Joshua Getting There LIAT means "leave island any time " or "Luggage in any terminal" and they mean it.

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp 78-85°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-120 Ft/ 15-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco dives and return to the boat with about 300 psi. You have to demonstrate on the first dive that you are capable to go off on your own
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 N/A Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Small shop in a rented building. Recommended you service your camera in your room. They prefer that you do your wetsuit there also. There is a fresh water rinse tank on each boat.
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