Mariners Hotel is a scuba diving destination in Arnos Vale on St. Vincent Island. The island is in the Caribbean Sea 120 miles west of Barbados. The hotel has 20 air conditioned rooms that range from standard, superior garden view, ocean view, up to Superior Deluxe Suite. At the higher end you have a furnished balcony, work desk with chair and seating area. So, most units have a refrigerator, kitchenette, plasma TV, cable TV, 110/220v, and ensuite bathroom. Ocean view rooms also have private balconies. Enjoy our blog article on Frogfish, The Overlooked Camouflage Artist
Mariners Hotel Diving
Dive St. Vincent is the onsite scuba diving center. They have been in business since 1978. So, they do dive packages such as five day of diving with 2- tank dives a day. They use two dive boats. The Hotel is so close to the dive sites that they return to the hotel between most dives. Their specialty here at Mariners Hotel and Dive St. Vincent is muck diving, which means macro photography diving or looking for small creatures such as shrimp and frogfish. The black volcanic sand at some dive sites make for the best macro photography backgrounds. St. Vincent is considered the critter capital of the Caribbean. Frogfish, bat fish lizardfish, cowries, conch, and flamingo tongues are all waiting to model for you.
Some of the local dive sites include Critter Corner, Orca Point, Pinnacle, Layou Wall, Coral Castle, Turtle Bay, Bat Cave, New Guineas Reef,
and Bottle Reef
. Not to mention the Capital Wrecks
. Furthermore, the island of Canouan has soft corals, Mayreau has coral gardens, Bequi has seahorses, and Mustique is a great place to drift dive.
Attractions and Activities
The French Veranda Restaurant is the place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So, they have two chefs always mixing culinary delights and presenting fine wines. You have to try the curry conch, and just about any fresh grilled fish of the day. As for activities, you must try a sunset catamaran cruise. You might also like to hike around Fort Duveretti, Vermont Native Trail, the Botanical Gardens, Montreal Gardens, view Mesopotamia Valley or discover some petroglyphs. You can also visit a cascading waterfall or go shopping in Kingstown. Finally, La Soufriere has been dormant for some time and lush rainforests are all around.