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

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent: "Hard to get to but worth the trip", Oct, 2016,

by Ray Haberman, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9266.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The good, is the condition of the reefs and the number of fish and "critters" to be found. The weather is constant year round, about 84 in the day and 78 in the evenings. A quaint, laid back island with lots to see and do when not in the water. St Vincent is not known for large fish but scattered throughout the Grenadines are dive shops that can show you just about anything you could ask for.

The bad is the trouble it takes to get there. Only one commercial inter-island airline and it is far from being dependable. LIAT is known for its flight delays, cancellations and luggage being left behind. A small charter airlines, SVG Air, is available at a slightly higher price but is more dependable.

I wish I had known that the diving and weather were going to have such an attraction for me. I now spend most of my time on the island diving looking for that "critter" that has never been seen before. It has become an addiction that I'm happy with. I've taken up underwater photography and have posted what I see on each dive. Feel free to go to rhabermangallery.phanfare.com/ and look for yourself.
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, Florida
Closest Airport ET Joshua Getting There Not dependable LIAT (Leave Island Any Time or Luggage In Any Terminal

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 79-84°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-120 Ft/ 15-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions On the first dive, the divemaster will look at your skill level and if he is confident that you are competent, you are allowed to solo dive as long as you return to the boat in an hour. You must have at least 100psi when you get out of the water
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 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The shop is lacking in accommodations for camera servicing. No rinse tank on shore and only a small rinse tank on the boats. You have to do maintenance on your camera in your hotel room. As for subject matter, it is unlimited. Over 200 species of fish are found on the reefs. Coral and sponges abound. St Vincent is billed as "The critter capital of the Caribbean" and it more than lives up to its reputation. If you can't find something that you have never seen before, you aren't looking.
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