Dive St.Vincent

Island: 
St. Vincent
Dive St.Vincent, Young Island Dock
P.O. Box 864,
Kingstown, VC0100
St.Vincent and the Grenadines,
Tel: 784 457 4948, 784 457 4714,
Email: bill2s@divestvincent.com
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent
Dive St.Vincent

 


                             A General Overview of the Diving In Our Area


The secret is out about St.Vincent incredible marine life.


 We have healthy reefs for those that like looking at fish, coral and sponges. We have grass, sand, rubble and muck for the "critter" people. Many of the dive sites have a combination of both. We specialize in "critters" and recommend those with a camera to bring a macro lens. All our diving is done from a moored boat and usually in shallow water (60' or less). Occasionally we go a little deeper to see a fish or critter that doesn't inhabit shallower waters. For more than a decade Gingerbread has been an outstandingly elegant, yet relaxed, restaurant, with a menu ranging from Caribbean to International dishes. Live, non-amplified, music adds charm several nights per week. The cafe on the bayside is a great meeting place.


 


What are some of the most interesting features and creatures we see on your local dive sites?


Depending on the time of year, you may see the Island Sea Horse, St Vincent Doto Nudibranch or the St Vincent Flatworm. We also find Longlure Frogfish, Tan, Shy, Barred and Golden Hamlets. Longtail Grass Shrimp and Red Snapping Shrimp have been found. Bullseye Lobster and Red Banded Lobster are here. Chain Morays, Viper Morays, Broadbanded Morays, Golden Tail and Purplemouth Morays are some that inhabit our reefs. For reef fish, there are just too many to list. Open up the Paul Humann/Ned DeLoach Reef Fish ID book and if it is found in the Caribbean, chances are it is found in St Vincent.


 


Brief descriptions of what we like most about three of our favorite dive sites


Orca Point, Orca 2 and New Guinea Reef offer a combination of both reef and critter diving.  


·           Orca 2 is also a favorite snorkeling site for non divers.


·           New Guinea Reef is so spectacular that most divers request a repeat dive at this sites.


·           New Guinea offers all three species of rare black corals. Trees of black coral interspersed with yellow sponge graces the wall.


Dive St.Vincent is the oldest dive shop in St.Vincent and the Grenadines, starting in 1977, and is owned by Bill Tewes.   This is a full service shop, with equipment for sale and rental.  Our  team of experience dive staff offer guided dives and they will with wash, store and assemble your gear.  We specialize in marine life identification and u/w photographers, mainly macro. Cally has been guiding night dives for more than 25 years, just tell us what you are looking for and if he can't find it no one else could. 


  


Diving is un-crowded with short boat rides, good surface intervals and diving freedom. The efficient and professional dive team is complemented with a well matched office staff to confirm your hotel dive package and even airline tickets on demand. There is a package to meet each pocketbook from comfortable apartments to luxury resort. Just here for a day and want to see the picturesque leeward course, visit the site where the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean” was filmed, or see the lovely Grenadines Island, ask about our day trips.  


 


 Point of view on diving in St.Vincent, by Andy Martinez (repeat diver)


There are many things that make diving in St.Vincent a wonderful change from other destinations in the Caribbean. From the moment you step out of the airplane you are greeted by warm, friendly, and sincere people. The island is real and not a place whose interest is to sell T-shirts and ice cream. As a diver and underwater photographer, I value a dive destination where the dive staff is knowledgeable about marine life and willing to help. Another fact that sets St.Vincent apart from other Caribbean destinations is the prolific amount of unusual marine life. After diving for a typical week on a live aboard boat I may see 5-6 new creatures. On St.Vincent each of the first three trips I saw 40 creatures I had never seen before.


“St.Vincent is the Critter Capital of the Caribbean"