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Dive Review of Dive Bequia/Rented a villa in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Bequia

Dive Bequia/Rented a villa: "Absolutely Fabulous", May, 2015,

by Kenneth Ramsay, IL, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8506 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This is our 3rd trip to Bequia and 5th trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines islands. We love the "off the beaten path" type islands. Bequia is a small island with warm friendly people. It has a strong British influence with Caribbean charm. All our trips to Bequia have been in May. The low season rates start May 1st and the rainy season doesn't kick-in until June. School is still in session, so the tourist population is low and the dive boat is not very full. Each time we dove with Dive Bequia. They do a wonderful job. They do two dives per day but because of their relaxed atmosphere you get plenty of bottom time. Most diving is at 40' - 50' but there are a few deep wall dive spots and a wreck. Dive Bequia's only requirement is to surface with 500 psi. Cathy runs a great dive shop. Her staff are helpful and friendly. The staff sets up your gear, washes it and stores it overnight. Our wet skins were always dry the next morning. The dive staff is good at pointing out all the special creatures. Many times my husband and I were the only divers for the day. Our dives averaged 80 minutes or until we got cold. Because there are so many neat small creatures to see tucked in and under coral, one doesn't need to move much. We saw squid, sailfin blennies, yellow-headed jawfish, various blennies living in corals, puffers, crab, octopus, lobster, frogfish, sea horses, pipe horses, turtles, schools of juvenile fish and so much more. We've always rented a villa and a car. While you drive on the left side, the roads are not wide so you are really driving down the middle. Bequia's road are made of concrete and are in much better shape then Barbados. For basic staples, shop at Knights Trading. Doris's has freezers full of steaks, ribs, chicken, fish along with varieties of cheeses. Doris's also has ethnic and more high end food choices. The island also has a small wine shop. Bequia is a haven for the yachting charters hence the good food selections. There are a number of good restaurants as well. For us it takes 1.5 days to get to Bequia. The runway is not lite, so the last flight lands around 4:30 PM. We overnight in Barbados and take the 12:30 PM flight to the island. SVG Air from Barbados to Bequia also stops other islands in the Grenadines chain. The order is set that day pending on drop-offs and pick ups. Some time Bequia is first and some times it is not. The early flight gave us plenty of time to get our rental car, shop for groceries and drive to the villa before dark. There is no dawn or dusk as we know it. When the sun sets its dark. We can't say enough about Dive Bequia, the island and the people.
Websites Dive Bequia   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Little Caymen, Roatan, Utila, Guanaja, Turks & Caicos, Saba, St. Kitts, St. Eustatius, Bahamas, Dominica, Bonaire, St. Vincent, St. Johns, Bequia
Closest Airport Bequia & Barbados Getting There Peoria, Chicago, Miami, Barbados, Bequia

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Very relaxed atmosphere. Return with 500psi or more.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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