Our next stop in St. Vincent & The Grenadines (SVG) was Young Island, less than an hour sail away from Petit Byahaut but not nearly as private.
We arrived around lunch time which gave us enough time to have a snorkel before an afternoon dive. Myself, Dad and Friso were the divers and Ann was our Topwoman in the dinghy. We got dropped off by Fort Duvernette, about 30m from Ripples II, and made our way round to the other side.
I took more pictures on this dive than I have on previous and I’m glad I did. Our first interesting find was a Spotted Moray Eel peeking its head out from under some coral (above), right next to that in a Purple Vase Sponge was an Arrowhead Crab (below).
There were lots of schools of Grunts, Tomtate and Yellow Goatfish around but they move too quick to get a decent picture, it’s much easier to catch them on video. We did see a group of 5 Reef Butterfly Fish feeding on some coral (below), which is rater unusual as these fish are usually found either in pairs or large schools.
The last thing we saw before heading back to the boat was a Lion Fish (below). Lion Fish are not indigenous to the caribbean waters and have managed to migrate from the pacific to the area. They are becoming more and more common and some dive centres even hold specific dives to hunt them because they are killing off the indigenous caribbean fish. Even though they aren’t supposed to be here and are extremely poisonous, they are an extremely beautiful fish to observe and photograph.