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Dive Review of Mustuque Divers /Firefly Resort in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Mustuque

Mustuque Divers /Firefly Resort, Nov, 2009,

by Craig Condron, Washington, U.S.A. (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5288.

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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 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments My wife (none diver) and I have been traveling the past 19 years to all corners of the Caribbean Sea. From Belize (where I was certified in 1992) to the British Virgin Islands, Bahamas to Tobago and many islands in between, but hadn't found an area like the small island feel off the main island of Fiji in the Pacific. Small private quaint resorts on small islands with good food and service. In my wifes research she found the Grenadines.
Our first stop was the Firefly Resort on Mustique. A five room resort built on the hill over looking the sail boats in the harbor. Swimming pool, dining deck and lounge all looking over the harbor and the sunsets to the west. Each room comes with an electric golf cart for your tranportation on the island. Handy for visiting the varies beaches and to get to Mustique Divers (5 minutes) shop, located near the Cotton House, the other small resort(20 or so rooms) on the island.
Mustique Divers is a small operation with one boat. The three dives I had here (single tank dives offered A.M./P.M.) there were only one or two other divers besides the divemaster (Jan or Brian). Our stay here was during the second week of November, so this may be a slower time for them. Jan and Brian gave good briefings. There job was made easy because with only 3 divers, myself being a divemaster, we would keep the 1 or 2 divers between us.
The dive sites were 5 to 10 minutes North of Mustique. On my first dive, just after entering, I noticed a cloud to my left. I assumed it was goat fish digging in the sand, but then realized the cloud was coming out of a barrel sponge. They were spawning. As we drifted down to 100' we noticed several sponges that looked like smoldering barrels. The seascape was typical Caribbean, gregorians, seafans and a scattering of sponges with little or no coral. In the rocky areas, Sergeant Majors were doing their best to protect their purple patchs of eggs from Bluehead and Yellowhead Wrasse and Blue Tangs who were overwhelming the efforts of the Sergeant Majors. Many of the small varieties of fish such as the fish just mentioned as well as Bicolor Damselfish, Trumpetfish, Scrawled Cowfish and Smooth Trunkfish roamed the bottom. What was not present was any large fish. Saw as small black Margate and a few small schools of Grunts, that was it. The vis was not bad (60' to 80') with water temperatures around 80F.
All 3 dives were drift dives in a moderate current. My one complaint is typical of most Caribbean divemasters, they kick with the current causing to double the speed when the current in itself is a comfortable cruising speed. And divers would use less air if they would only ride the current. SLOW DOWN, ENJOY THE SEASCAPE.
Now off to Petit St Vincent, a 10 minute flight to the south.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All Points of the Caribbean. Pacific Ocean Hawaiian Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, Fiji to Tahiti.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All the dive were drift dives in moderate current, therefore we stayed together as a group, Divers were sent up the drift line as they become low on air.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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