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Dive Review of Grenadines Dive, Union Island/Rendezvous Diving from Sailboat in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Tobago Cays & Mayreau

Grenadines Dive, Union Island/Rendezvous Diving from Sailboat, Dec, 2005,

by Francis & Deb Bollag, NY, USA . Report 2952.

No photos available at this time

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 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Glenroy Adams, DM and owner, did a fantastic job keeping our group of seven sailors -- with every level of dive (in)experience -- together and happy on some speedy drifts. He immediately saw that the two of us were relaxed and experienced drift divers and let us hang back from the less experienced group, pick our depth and linger when we found something interesting. Glenroy explored and named most of the dive sites in this area, so he knows whom to take where and when.

With seven plus two crew, the small boat was cramped. Runs were very short so it didn't matter. As is S.O.P. in these islands, equipment was set up by the crew and taken back to their shop for care between dives.

The hard corals were very banged up by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and, after an unusually rainy autumn, runoff from the Orinoco River severely limited visibility. Glenroy said that viz is much greater in summer. There's some big litter (empty paint cans, tires, etc.) on the bottom.

The animals don't seem to care about any of this or about divers. There were plenty of accessible nurse sharks, turtles, rays, eels, small tropical fish and macro critters to entertain us. We tried but, due to swirling current, failed to dive the Purini wreck.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Yucatan, Grand Cayman, Dominica, BVI
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-30 Ft/ 5-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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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