9 November 2021
The main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines comprise the country of St Vincent a& the Grenadines, and there is lots of diving there. The Grenadines are a chain of 32 islands including Bequia, Mustique, Union Island, Canouan and Young Island. To the north is Saint Lucia, to the east Barbados and to the south Grenada. (The southern third of the Grenadines belongs to the country of Grenada.)
On St Vincent itself check out the Bat cave - a narrow passage leading to a cave. St Vincent is also renowned for its "critter" or macro diving - lots of interesting animals for us invertebrate fans. The small island of Bequia is home to lovely coral reefs with turtles, eagle rays and seahorses. For sharks head to Mopion Reef.
December to June is the dry season; July to November the rainy season. The best time to dive St Vincent and the Grenadines is between December and April, although this is high season. The water is always warm, with temperatuers ranging from 27 oC in January to 29 oC in September. The hurricane season runs from June to November but the islands are on the edge of the hurricane area.
At the time of writing, travellers must complete an online pre-arrival form. The fully vaccinated must have a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival. Unvaccinated people should also have a negative PCR test but must also quarantine for a varying length of time depending on how high risk the country you are coming from is deemed. For current details see The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment site.
To get there, transatlantic flights go to Barbados and you can fly from there to your island. To visit the private islands you will need to go by boat. Flights to St Vincents also go from Grenada, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, New York, Miami and Toronto. The currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. British pounds and US dollars are also widely accepted at hotels and dive shops.
The crane was on board a barge in 2001 when it sank. It lies at 20 m on the sandy bottom next to the reef in Plantain Bay.
"Healthiest, biggest, most colorful fish in the Caribbean. Very healthy reef. All the individual sites were were excellent, some very unique. "
Christian Lilley March 2021
Bequia is the second-largest island in the Grenadines.
"Wonderful dive sites in this small island which still has unharmed coral reefs"
Gordon Ollivere, UK, September 2015
A narrow passage leads to a cave at 15 m. Big shoal of copper sweepers.img class="lazyload" data-src=
Tobago Cays is a marine park and home to many green turtles. It comprises 5 small islands. Horseshoe reef is good place to see nurse sharks resting on the bottom. 20 m.
A lovely drift dive. Great coral, sharks, lobsters, hawksbill turtle and sometimes a spotted eagle ray.
Petit St. Vincent Resort
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Tel/Fax: +1 (784) 458 8984
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