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Dive Review of Dive St Vincent in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/N/A

Dive St Vincent, Sep, 2008,

by Ray Haberman, IL, USA (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 4715.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Nassau, Puerto Rico, Saba, St Eustatsis, St Kitts, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, Bonaire, Yap, Truk, Palu, PNG, Australia, Wakatobi, St Vincent & the Grenadines
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 84 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco dives and come back with at least 100 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments See Below

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Ihave just completed a 6 months stay at St Vincent, diving with the "Curmudgeon" Bill Tewes. In that time I did 156 dives, most with the "Curmudgeon." I have observed that most of the divers that he gets surly with are "first time" divers with him. He only gets that way after repeatedly telling them his dive rules and they ignore what he says. I don't know if they feel that the rules don't apply to them or they are to stupid to comprehend.

He doesn't operate a live aboard. There are no warm towels, cookies and hot chocolate between dives. There is always fresh water and candies. There isn't a camera table onboard. You set your camera up in your hotel room. There is fresh water rinse available on the boat. It may not be fancy but it is available. There is no camera table at the dive shop. You take care of that in your hotel room. He has a small shop that has one (1) rinse tank. He will rinse all your gear and store it for the next days dives. He doesn't rinse wetsuits. I sure don't want my mouthpiece rinsed in the same tank with smelly wetsuits.

If you hang on Bill like a cheap suit, you can't help but see more in one dive than you would see in a week of diving anywhere else. If you don't see it, you didn't stay with Bill. In my 6 years of diving with him, I am still amazed at the number of things I see for the first time. Many are NIB"S (Not in Book) and he doesn't know what they are. Pictures are taken and sent to the experts for identification.

All the complaints about LIAT airlines are true. Leave Island Any Time, Luggage In Any Terminal, Lord It's Awful Transport, and Laugh It's All True. The complaints about the "Crumudgeon" should be taken with a large grain of salt. Most of them are personality conflicts that if both sides of the issue were known, they wouldn't be a determining factor for your diving there. If interested in what you can see diving there, email me and I will send you my web site address where a lot of my pictures are posted.
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