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Dive Review of Indigo Dive St. Vincent/Baechcombers in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Indigo Dive St. Vincent/Baechcombers, Apr, 2010,

by Michael Zagachin, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5436 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We spent 10 days diving with Indigo Dive and staying in Beachcombers Hotel. If you do not have time to read further, just contact Kay Wilson, the Indigo Dive owner, make reservations and go. You will be glad you did.

Let me start with LIAT that we flew from San Juan to St. Vincent. I wish big airlines where this good: plenty of legroom (unlike American), departure on time (unlike American), arrival earlier than scheduled and no charges for checked luggage within weight limits (unlike $25 by American).

Kay met us at airport, brought us to supermarket to buy some groceries for our kitchenette and we were in Beachcombers Hotel in 15 minutes. Beachcombers is very nice real Caribbean style family owned hotel with restaurant, pool, beach, spotless daily cleaned rooms and friendly staff. Continental breakfast was more than adequate even for my appetite and you can order more from the menu. We stayed in a suite with fully equipped kitchenette making our own lunches. No reason, we just like it that way. Several other restaurants are within short walking distance.

All dive equipment is included as part of dive package. We only brought our own computers, masks and fins. Indigo’s Scuba-Pro equipment is less than 2 years old and in perfect condition. This saved us $150 on this year regs’ maintenance and $25 of luggage charges by American for extra bag we would have otherwise.

Indigo is a small operation with very personal service taking care of each and every detail of your vacation far beyond the care you expect from a dive operation. Thanks to the Undercurrent, in our 22 years of diving we never had bad experience with dive operations (except once on Grand Cayman). Kay and her small staff go far beyond just professional and helpful. In short we were diving with friends who were showing us their underwater home and backyard making sure we do not trip over anything and hurt ourselves. No crowd on their boat that fits eight divers, but mostly we had no more than four divers on board. Kay dove with us most of the time, Steve and Andrew dove when she was not around. All of them have incredible eye for little critters St. Vincent is so famous for. Once they were comfortable with our diving style, we dove our own profiles using computers with generally no limits imposed beyond common sense. Photographers’ needs are taken care of.

The dive environment varied from grass bottom, to rocks, swim-throughs, caves and wrecks. I liked wreck dives a lot. They are pretty old and full of life. One of them is home to a couple of French Angels of unbelievable size. I am not going to list all critters we saw underwater, many for the first time ever. Some of them you can see on my website . After a while we stopped paying attention to eels, spotted drums and cleaner shrimps.

The island itself is worth a good look. With no ugly tourist attributes useless t-shirt and souvenir shops that ruined most of the Caribbean, St. Vincent is a real life island with friendly locals, colorful town of Kingston, lush vegetation, volcano and picturesque coast line. We did not rent a car, but when I wanted to hire a driver for a day of some land photography, Kay took us in her car despite my numerous objections. This was her rare day off.

Few suggestions: leave American Express at home, bring more cash than usual and pay Indigo Divers with certified check to avoid credit card fees.

Websites Indigo Dive St. Vincent   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Small boat hence no special photo facilites (and no crowds).
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