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

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent: "Caribbean Diving the Way It Used to Be", Nov, 2015,

by David J Inman, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 8693 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dive St Vincent is still going strong despite the retirement of it's owner Bill Tewes. The reef is healthy and the unusual critters are still there. The diving is easy and mostly shallow. The visibility is usually good. During my six week stay from November to December 2015 the water temperature was consistently in the mid-eighties. Although many divers wore 2/3 ml wetsuits, I dove in a skin and was comfortable the entire time. Shore diving is limited to the "house reef" in front of the dive shop.

As a dive operation, Dive St Vincent offers basic amenities. There is no nitrox, and the dive boats, though fast and seaworthy, are hardly luxurious, However what the operation lacks in topside comforts, it makes up for with great diving. The guides are quite adept at finding unusual animals and helping photographers set up their shots. Many divers are repeat customers who appreciate the exotic underwater life that the island is known for. See examples on my website at [davidinman.phanfare.com link].

Topside, St, Vincent is a throwback to the "old Caribbean." There are only a few luxury hotels on the island and it is easy to immerse oneself in the island culture. There are no Sandals, Breezes, or Club Meds here. Divers who insist on gourmet cuisine, crave nightly entertainment, and enjoy being pampered should probably vacation elsewhere. However, divers who enjoy great "small animal" diving and and appreciate the island culture will find a lot to like in "the Critter Capital of the Caribbean."
Websites Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Numerous Caribbean and Pacific destinations.
Closest Airport ET Joshua Airport Getting There Most flights connect through Barbados

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments With the exception of a fresh water rinse tank, there are no facilities for underwater photographers on the boats. It is recommended that photographers service their gear in their hotel rooms.
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