21 May 2013 Admiralty Bay, Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines
We’ve been to Bequia before. In fact, we’ve been here four times before. We’ve usually treated it as a “whistle-stop”. In the past, we’ve picked up groceries, bought some fish from the locals, had a meal ashore, maybe taken some money out of an ATM, but this time we were curious to SCUBA dive here. This past winter, we have already dove in St Lucia and Dominica - and we figured it was high time to dive in “The Grenadines”.
Walking down the shoreline, we discussed the rates with one dive shop, but they were too pricey for us. We settled on Bequia Dive Adventures, primarily because of the cost. They were able to come down from $ 54 to $ 40 per dive (our equipment, their tanks, their boat to take us to the dive sites and their guides). So, over the past few days we dove on 4 different sites. There were noticeably LESS Lionfish than we had seen elsewhere in the Eastern Caribbean and lots of fish, particularly small reef fish. The reef is very alive and is a very good dive site.
In a few days, we’ll be heading further South through the Grenadines. The first “tropical wave” of the season is already here, bringing squalls (rain and gusty winds) weeks ahead of the normal routine. Tropical waves are air masses that move West from the Sahara and greatly influence the creation and movement of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. NOAA predicts more storms than the usual, so we need to make sure that we’re down in Trinidad by mid-June.
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SV Joana is listed for sale at this site (in case you're wondering why, we're not planning to give up the cruising lifestyle or our home, but most things are for sale and since we've met many cruisers who have listed their boat, we figured we'd do it too).
Departed Canada: May 2009
Bermuda: June - August 2009
USA: August - November 2009, June - November 2010
Bahamas: December 2009 - March 2010, December 2010 - February 2011
Cuba: March - May 2010
Dominican Republic: March - April 2011
Puerto Rico: April 2011
US Virgin Islands: May 2011
British Virgin Islands: May 2011
St Martin /Netherlands Antilles: May 2011
Antigua: May 2011
Dominica: May 2011
St Lucia: May-June 2011, December 2011 - February 2012, December 2012 - February 2013
St Vincent and the Grenadines: June 2011, February 2012, December 2012
Grenada: June-November 2011
Martinique: March 2012, March 2013
Barbados: March 2012
Guadeloupe: March 2013
Tobago: March-May 2012
Trinidad: May - December 2012