I was introduced to scuba diving in late 1995 and immediately fell in love. I’ve done about 1,000 dives since then. Although I have been diving in other parts of the world, most of my dives have been in the Caribbean, with 28 different dive shops on 17 different Caribbean islands plus Mexico, Belize and Costa Rica.
Yesterday, I went diving in St. Vincent & The Grenadines with Kay Wilson at Indigo Dive. This is not the first time I went out with Kay. I was one of her first customers when she opened up shop in 2004. What a treat it was to dive with her again after more than a year.
She runs a first class operation (in my opinion, the best in St. Vincent) and goes out of her way to provide an optimum experience for all her divers. Her love of diving is plain to see and her enthusiasm infects her customers.
Her young enthusiastic team, Dive Instructor Dale and Dive Masters Andrew and Luke really enjoy diving and shared their pleasure of discovering new sites and wonders with their guests. I fell in love with diving all over again.
Kay’s also become one of the best underwater photographers I’ve ever met and her photos are a real pleasure to look at. Because she is such a great photographer, she can help other shutterbugs find and frame their own great shots.
There are so many great dive sites on the leeward coast of St. Vincent that it is hard to name my favorites. That said, I highly recommend Petit Byahaut, Kingstown Wall, where Kay found an unexploded World War Two ordinance, and Layou Wall. Wherever you go with Kay, you’ll have one of your best dive trips ever.
St. Vincent has better diving than most of the more known and more visited islands and Kay’s operation is more personal, friendly and professional than the cattle boat operations that dominate these big name dive destinations.
So, when you organize your next Caribbean dive trip, plan on a trip to St. Vincent and dive with Indigo Dive. You will end up with a unique experience that will give you bragging rights your dive buddies will be jealous of missing when they choose to go the more travelled path.