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Dive Review of Dive Bequia/Gingerbread House in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Bequia

Dive Bequia/Gingerbread House, Jul, 2013,

by Ann Pennywitt, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 7353.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments It was off season and most days I was the only diver. The boat went out, and I experienced wonderful guided dives, photo ops and customer service. Dive Bequia is a PADI 5 Star place and they arranged wonderful accommodations for me. Their crew even introduces me to locals that ran specific restaurants. The overall experience was wonderful and I would definitely go back. As a PADI Instructor, I am very picky about shops, safety and excellent customer service are most important.

These waters boasted some of the healthiest soft corals I have ever seen. Small & medium fish life was prolific and night dives were full of lobsters, octopi, frog fish and eels. Even the harbor was so clean, you could snorkel at dusk and see mantas, and flying gunards & barracuda.

I have noticed quite a few posts about Dive Adventures. While I was on island, they had a staffer electrocuted by a faulty engine connection and also had a boat partially sink. Met their staff and was not at all impressed, just saying.
Websites Dive Bequia   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Curacao, Jamaica, USVI, BVI, St Kitts, Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Florida Keys, Bahamas, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility -100 Ft/ -30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safety stop if we went below 40 ft, which I would have done anyway as best practices. Many dives were up to an hour, depending on air consumption as a guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments None on board, but plenty of fresh water support at shop. The dive sites were close enough that we returned after every dive. guides/instructors were extremely proficient at locating subjects, including spending 30 minutes in tine spat to finally find sea horses.
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By Kristin Weck Farragin IL, US at Nov 20, 2013 12:51 EST  
I've made many of the postings on Dive Adventures & I was there when longtime partner, Laury Stowe was electrocuted by the Compressor, due to a faulty Transformer - not the dive shop's problem, but an island problem. FYI, one of their boats partially sank due to vandalism. Their staff is extremely safety minded or we would not dive there every year for the last 9 years. We've dove over 30 divesites around Bequia over these years, as opposed to the same 6 sites that Dive Bequia goes to over and over. Just saying!
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