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Diving St. Vincent

Dive St. Vincent caters to divers booked at any hotel on St.Vincent as well as divers booked through the DSV packages. If a diver brings 6 divers on package here, they will get their own dive boat and will be able to plan their own dives as to what time of day to start, how many dives that day, and which ones they want.Packagescan be booked directly through Bill Tewes and most include a week's stay with 10 dives. Additional dives can be readily added to your package prior to booking or during yourstay.



The overall health of the reef is obvious and abundant with life. Dive St. Vincent is an efficiently run operation with a staff that is genuinely friendly and helpful.Bill Tewes'dry wit is missed by the many persons who had the pleasure of taking part in someof his 10 thousand plus dives in St. Vincent. However, Bill has ensured that the secret is out about St. Vincent's incredible marine life. Macro marine life identification has become the specialty of Dive St Vincent and has earned them the title of "CritterCapital of the Caribbean." There are 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 to choose from whether you like reef orcritters. Macro lens are recommend on your camera due to the variety. All our diving is done from a moored boat, with over 30 dive sites to choose from and usually in shallow water (60' or less). Occasionally we go a little deeper to find something thatdoesn't inhabit shallower waters, such as a red banded lobster  or a Bulls eye lobster.

Welcome to St. Vincent

 

A stiff 20 knot breeze lashed my face as I descended the off-ramp from the plane on a sultry summer night. It was the unabating signature tradewind welcoming me. The islandnation of St. Vincent, one of the Grenadines, has long been a sailor's haven, but few have come to experience the undersea terrain. The twinkling lights glowed beyond the meandering hills, emanating from Kingstown, capital of the archipelago.


St. Vincent is a mountainous 133 square-mile island that is full of contrasts and surprises. Most visitors go directly to the southerly 32 island chain comprising the Grenadines for the tranquil tropical flavor they exude. However, St. Vincent has more to offer than spectacular scenery. Kingstown is a bustling West Indian town, not unlike its Jamaican namesake.

Catch a ride on the ubiquitous "dollar vans" packed with locals and feel the reggae pulse of this working Caribbean city. There's a vital sense of real island life here - the fully soft n' easy facade that masks the hardships of most Caribbean islands. The hard edges are sometimes apparent in a country with 60% unemployment. Times can be tough, but the people endure.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now part of the British Commonwealth, since gaining their independence in 1979. The population is mainly a mixture of Black, Indian and Portuguese. One legend has it that Columbus discovered St. Vincent in 1498 on his third voyage. The Arawak and Carib Indians had already arrived and intermixed. Eventually the British tried to establish St. Vincent as a colony, and after a s

quabble with the French, it was ceded to England in 1763.

Additional Portuguese arrived in the 1800's and now the culture is a melting pot of all these ethnic influences. The British and French influences are still most evident in the culture and architecture.

Critter Diving

Our dive team will amaze you with the variety and abundance of unique marine life in St. Vincent. Pictured above is a rare find, the Striated Frogfish. You will see why St. Vincent has the reputation of the "Critter Capital of the Caribbean." St. Vincent is a macro photographer's dream come true! If you want to see Frog fish, sea horses, bat fish, nudibranch and other rarely seen critters, come join us for a dive!