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Your Guide to Diving St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Including Bequia

All of Undercurrent's information on diving St. Vincent and the Grenadines, including articles, reader reports, Chapbook sections, ...

Diving St. Vincent and the Grenadines Overview

St. Vincent has been promoted as the critter capital over the Caribbean but Bill Tewes, the macro life expert, has long since left the island so someone as good at him at spotting things might be sorely needed. St Vincent lies in a beautiful chain of islands and is heavily forested with what were banana plantations but more farmers and more have gone over to marijuana a s a cash crop since they cannot compete with the Central American producers. There's easy diving with pretty reefs and a good range of fish species . . . Daytime temperatures are in the high 80°F (26°C) range year-round, the low 70°F (21°C) at night; afternoon cloudbursts are common; St. Vincent is in the hurricane belt . . . The Grenadines, Bequia, Palm, Union, and Mustique are a sailor's dream; they're islands with small hotels, little dive operations, decent Caribbean diving, and few surprises.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Seasonal Dive Planner

Air temperatures normally stay within 78°F to 82°F (25-28°C) year-round. The rainy season is from May to November, with the mountains of St. Vincent getting more rain than the lower-lying Grenadines.

Diving St. Vincent and the Grenadines Reader Reports and Feature Articles

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Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent/N/A Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
"This is a great place for those that use a Macro lens."
filed Sep 18, 2023 by Ray Haberman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 22 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

Voted by Diver Magazine as the #1 spot in the Caribbean for "Critters" and #10 in the world. Designated as the "Critter Capital of the... ... Read more Photos available

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
"What to Expect in St Vincent."
filed Mar 19, 2023 by David J Inman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 14 reports, Contributor )
3 stars

Rather than submitting a review extolling the diving in St Vincent (see other reader reports) I would like to offer a few tips about vi... ... Read more Photos available

Glenroy Adams' Greandine Dive/Palm Island Resort Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Tobago Cays
"Reefs are not what they used to be..."
filed Nov 14, 2022 by L. Mark Carron (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
3 stars

After a few years of covid related travel restrictions and delays, Palm Island Resort was very accommodating about extending our deposi... ... Read more

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
"Diving has Returned to Normal after the Pandemic"
filed Nov 7, 2022 by David J Inman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 14 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

I am a frequent visitor to the island and very little changes down here. For information about the diving, see my previous reports. Th... ... Read more Photos available

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
"One More Time"
filed Nov 6, 2022 by Ray Haberman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 22 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

Once again my report from someone on an extended holiday. We have 2 seasons, wet and dry. Come during the wet season and you most lik... ... Read more Photos available

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Diving St. Vincent and the Grenadines Articles - Liveaboards

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Bahamas, French Polynesia, St. Vincent, and two great places for underwater photo classes, 2/16

Diving St. Vincent and the Grenadines Articles - Land Based

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St. Vincent, Maldives, Roatan, Belize, destinations for everyone, 4/18
Grenadines Dive and Cousteau Dive Center, a winner and a no-show in the Grenadines, 9/15
Petit Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, unbelievable drift and critter diving, 4/15
Readers’ Letters: Bends, Photographers and Scaring Sharks, 9/14
Indigo Dive and Dive St. Vincent, St. Vincent, still macro nirvana, now sans the “curmudgeon” factor, 8/14
Jean-Michel Cousteau Will Open Up Operation on Petit St. Vincent, 8/14
Bonaire, Cozumel, St. Vincent…, legendary guide retires, dive shop disputes, and more, 1/13
Caribbean, Hawaii, Indonesia, Red Sea…, hidden travel charges, Hawaiian fish, and a good Caribbean site, 8/09
Dive St. Vincent, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, the Caribbean capital of muck diving, 1/09
St. Vincent, West Indies, muck diving with REEF, 3/02
St. Vincent, 6/96
Bequia and St. Vincent, 8/94
The Grenadines, Windward Islands, Caribbean, Tacking, Diving à Crusing, Jibing, 10/89
Goodbye Grenadines, 10/89
St. Vincent, Grenadines, W.I, Taking Diving To The EDGE, 2/86
Young Island, St. Vincent, The Grenadines, for lovers...or for friends, 3/81
Diving The Grenadines, Living Out The Fantasy Of All Of Us, 11/79

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Editor's Book Picks for Scuba Diving St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Including Bequia

The books below are my favorites about diving in this part of the world All books are available at a significant discount from; just follow the links. -- BD

Travel Edition of Reef Fish Identification: Caribbean, Bahamas,
South Florida. Travel Edition of Reef Fish Identification: Caribbean, Bahamas, South Florida
by Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach

Today's airline weight restrictions not only limit the amount of dive gear and cameras you can pack for overseas trips, but also those valuable prized marine life identification books. And with spotty Internet access overseas, it's not like you can look a critter of or fish up easily online. For the divers who still want a book in their hands post-dive to look up the fishes they encounter, Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach are offering "Travel Edition of Reef Fish Identification: Caribbean, Bahamas, South Florida." It's lightweight enough to thrown in your carry-on but rugged enough to withstand frequent saltwater washings on board.

Click here to buy it at Amazon.

World Atlas of Coral Reefs
by Mark D. Spalding, Corinna Ravilious, Edmund P. Green, United Nations World Conservation Monitoring Center.

If there is one book that belongs in every traveling diver's library, this is it. The superb World Atlas of Coral Reefs has everything you want to know about the reefs from Costa Rica and Cuba to the Coral Sea and Cayman. The information is specific and up to date. The photos, maps and layout superb. And the price, for this 424 page, full color, hard bound volume, is a steal at $31.50

The Atlas was released in September by the United Nations World Conservation Monitoring Center to document and conserve the world's coral reefs. Clearly written with divers in mind, it's an invaluable resource for global travelers. Here's what you'll find.

  • 94 maps, including global maps of biodiversity and reef stresses, regional maps showing 3-D bathymetry and high resolution maps showing reefs, mangroves, population centers, dive centers and protected areas.
  • 280 color photographs, showing reefs, wildlife, people and places, Including 84 photographs taken from space by Shuttle astronauts.
  • Text explaining the formation, structure and ecology of coral reefs; their various uses and abuses at the hands of humans; and the techniques used in coral reef mapping.
  • Detailed texts describing the distribution and status of coral reefs in every country.
  • Data tables listing information on biodiversity, human use, and protected areas. These include statistics on coral reef area, biodiversity, fish consumption, and threats.

For example, you can learn about pollution damage to the reefs at Providenciales and the lack of human impact, as well. Or, where extensive bleaching took place in Honduras 1998. You'll read that Milne Bay in Papua New Guineas has the most extensive reef system in that country and where, in Fiji, the bumphead parrotfish and tridachna clams will not be found, thanks to overfishing. Order now.

Reef Fish ID Reef Creature ID Reef Coral ID

The Reef Set: Reef Fish, Reef Creature and Reef Coral (3 Volumes):
Paul Humann ID Books
by Paul Humann, Ned Deloach

The three set fish, creature and coral ID books by Paul Humann are the unparalleled sources for information on Caribbean sea life and identification. Paul and his partner Ned Deloach recently released updated and expanded editions of each, with scores of new critters, even better photos, and information unavailable anywhere else. Why, the Reef Fish Identification book, at more than 500 pages, is 20 percent larger than the previous volume, which came out in 1994. Whenever I travel to the Caribbean, I tote all three books and spend my down hours figuring out what I saw and where to look to find rare creatures. Paul's splendid Reef Creature book (420 pages), covers sponges, nudibranchs, octopus, crustaceans, Christmas tree worms and plenty more. His Reef Coral ID book (276 pages) helps you identify all the hard and soft corals, spawning, and even the growth on top of corals, as well as algae and other plant life. Beginners may want to ID only fish, but I'd recommend that all three books be part of every diver's library. And, if you have an old set, by all means replace it. You'll be delighted at the additions and improvements. Each book normally retails for $40, but are discounted when you order here. And the boxed 3-volume set is available now at a bigger discount, up to 30%. Click below to buy them at Amazon:

* Reef Fish Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas,
* Reef Creature Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas, and
* Reef Coral Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas
* The Boxed Set of all three (you can save up to 30%)

Coral Reefs of the Caribbean A Guide to the Coral Reefs of the Caribbean
by Mark Spalding

This book doubles as a guide to the natural history of the coral reefs and a diver's travel guide. In addition to providing information about some of the most popular diving and snorkeling, it also offers practical suggestions to divers who want to protect these sites. Author Mark Spalding, a coral reef scientist who has worked on coral reefs in over thirty countries, delves into the eco-problems with a focus on what each person can do to protect the reefs. The guide section covers 35 dive destinations with key information on the reefs, marine parks, remote places, and unusual species as well as excellent maps and a photographic field guide of the marine flora and fauna.
Order Now at a reduced price of only $16.47.

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by Undercurrent

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You might find some other books of interest in our Editor's Book Picks section.


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