Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Questelles / New Guinea Reef

St Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean

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Access: Drive out Leeward Highway about 20 minutes until you reach the Questelles Police Station. Just after that, and before the Texaco station on right, turn right (towards the water). Keep going downhill until you get to the end of the road, at the beach. The water is about 30 feet from where you park. It is calm 95% of the time. Swim out along the left side of the bay until you feel like going down to have a look. The best diving is at the point, but the current is usually strong there. For advanced divers only from here on. Well before point you'll see permanent mooring for Dive St. Vincent, good local op. Current is rarely strong before that mooring. A current pushing you back towards the beach is no problem: if you get tired of finning, let it take you home. A current pushing you out to sea is more interesting. It may be a back eddy from a flood tide, in which case you can ride it out to the point and get swept around in a big clockwise circle. But if it is an ebb tide, you may be on an unstoppable trip around the point and eventually to the next bay, Campden Park bay. Nothing to do for it but to go. Half hour swim. Once on the shore, you leave your buddy with the gear and hike up to the road and back to where you started. Max current is about 2 knots. We dive from a boat, with a local man following our bubbles. In 200 dives we've seen other divers only 4 times. Pristine coral. VIZ OK, not great. Heavy fishing, so very few large fish, but beautiful small ones and coral. Lots of black coral here. My wife and I moved to the small island of St. Vincent for diving. cheers, and thanks. Elijah Lovejoy
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Marcies

St Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean

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Super dive, with lots to see, although not for the faint hearted as depths can exceed 100ft very quickly, and there is a chance of strong rip currents. On a good day vis is super. Site drops quickly with tall pinnacles of rock with what can only be described as 'land slides' of sand between. Lots of variety of sponges, hard and soft corals, and lots of critters and smaller fish varieties. NOT A BEGINNER DIVE! Make sure that you have a shore based spotter if you do not have any water based support. Drive up the Leeward Coast of St. Vincent towards Tromaka. You will see a large brightly painted sign directing you to Marcys Bar. Take a left. (Call in to the bar, buy a drink and if you don't have a shore based spotter ask Marcy if he would mind spotting for you - let him know that you will be back in an hour or so for another drink and he will be happy to do this for you!). Drive down to the shore where you will find an old cement dock and a small fisherman's work shop / boat launching site. Park up on the playing field next to workshop. Your car will be safe, just make sure that you lock the doors so that temptation is not put in anyone's way... Access to the beach is easy, and within about 15ft of the old dock you will start to see some super coral heads and a large variety of critters. Stay to the right of the bay as the prevailing current runs North to South.