St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Climate: Average air temperature range between 24 – 26°C / 75 – 79°F
Water Temperature: 27 – 30°C / 81 – 85°F
Time: UTC -4:00
Currency: Officially Eastern Caribbean Dollar XCD – USD is widely accepted.
Electricity: 110 / 230 Volts. Outlet types vary – travel adapters recommended.
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Argyle International Airport (SVD)
Hyperbaric Chamber: There is no hyperbaric chamber in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Closest chamber is The Barbados Defence Force Headquarters.
Important: No Camouflage! It is illegal to wear any form of camouflage clothing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The law is strictly enforced. Similar laws exist on other islands, including Barbados — a major gateway to St. Vincent by air. For your travelling convenience, we suggest you leave all camouflage prints at home.
Giant coral heads cover the gently sloping bottom. Sponges, brain and star coral make like steps down the steep wall, where tiny octopi, sea horses and small shrimp try to not get eaten. A photographer’s heaven, this is St. Vincent and The Grenadines. Part of the Windward Islands, St. Vincent is the largest of 30+ islands that make up the nation. The Grenadines extend 72 miles to the southwest of St. Vincent.Read More
Our week in St Vincent was wonderful!!! We were the only ones diving with Dive St Vincent all week except for one local guy who did his own thing! We did see lots of little critters as advertised... in fact there was nothing large there! It is not a protected marine park so it is a bit overfished!
We only did the 2 morning dives since it didn’t seem like they wanted to go out in the afternoon with just the 2 of us! The boat is small so more than 4 might be too many people!
We went to St Vincent one day but really preferred just staying on Young Island! There’s not much to do on St Vincent! It is REALLY untouristy!! I couldn’t find any shops for souvenirs and we really couldn’t find any organized tours to do with just the 2 of us.
As for Young Island Resort... the food is amazing!!! The service was wonderful!! We wished we could’ve been upgraded because the spa next to our cottage (14) was being renovated all week— which meant no massage for me and workers talking outside our bathroom and near our outdoor shower all week! The outdoor (the only) shower otherwise was great! Loved being able to see the ocean while taking a shower! We eventually got used to being lazy and snorkeled off the beach there as well as kayaked around the island. We did see an octopus and one small skittish turtle when we snorkeled! The resort is not geared to divers at all except that it is super easy to get picked up and dropped off by the dive boat! There are no rinse tanks... but we found a faucet near our cottage and used this for our gear.
Frogfish, The Overlooked Camouflage Artist
The Frog Fish
Nature’s Most Overlooked Camouflage Artist
There are over 48 species of frogfish, but few divers ever see them. In fact, most divers can’t see these cryptic colored critters until they are pointed out by a local scuba divemaster or guide. Frogfish are currently found in tropical and sub-tropical waters worldwide except for a few places such as the Mediterranean Sea. Th...