The Caribbean is perfect for diving with consistently warm sea temperatures (around 27°C) and spectacularly clear waters for excellent visibility. The Caribbean offers some excellent dive sites with shallow reefs and exciting wreck dives.
Grenada is often known as the ‘Wreck Diving’ destination of the Caribbean with its amazing dive sites located no more than ten minutes off the beautiful and well-known Grand Anse Beach. With up to 15 shipwrecks to choose from, including the famous Bianca C which is better known as the Titanic of the Caribbean, there is endless sights to be seen. We offer a number of accommodations on and around Grand Anse Beach including Spice Island, Blue Horizons, Coyaba Beach Resort and Mount Cinnamon. All very different in style and suitable for those looking for a base to stay and explore Grenada from, or for those looking for a hassle-free all inclusive resort with access to snorkelling and diving.
It is also important to note that Grenada takes diving seriously and there is a Grand Anse Reef Regeneration Project underway to ensure the sustainability of the spectacular coral reefs and underwater marine life, as well as educating the children of Grenada.
There are six PADI dive centers based in St Georges and some dive centres will arrange collections from hotels, making organising diving trips that little bit easier. There really is no excuse to miss out on an incredible diving experience in Grenada.
Alternatively, in the North of Tobago there are a vast amount of dive sites for guests to enjoy. Clients can stay at Blue Waters Inn and enjoy direct access to 80% of Tobago’s dive sites, just off a beautiful secluded bay, with 1000 feet of private, gently shelving beach – this also makes it a perfect destination for snorkelling.
Many of the dives available in Tobago are drift dives – but do not let that deter you from travelling to Tobago, as many of the certified diving schools are on hand to help with new divers. At the south end of the island, drift along Flying Reef to see hige plate corals and the ‘soft wall’ of Bermuda Chub. Here you can see nurse sharks and Sting Rays. A little further north, the wreck of the M/V Maverick sits just waiting to be discovered. Here divers can see Rainbow Runners and Snappers lurking in the shadows. It is a dive site perfect for all with a dive depth of only 60ft. At the northwest of the island hammerhead sharks have been spotted – but you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for them. These are just a few of the kind of experiences divers could indulge in off the shores of Tobago.
Similarly, St Lucia has some incredible diving opportunities to suit the needs of all guests along the west coast of the island. Being one of the prettiest locations in the Caribbean, both above and below water, staying at Anse Chastanet gives guests the opportunity to dive from a direct location, whilst making the most of the vast amount of facilities provided – including six restaurants.
Scuba St Lucia offers a complete range of PADI courses, a well-equipped scuba store, rental dive gear and an underwater photo centre. The Anse Chastanet Reef is an amazin dive day or night and is only 15 yards beyond the shore. In the shallow areas be sure to look out for peacock flounders, octopus, needle fish and turtles. Dive a little deeper and you can see puffers, moray eels, parrot fish, lobsters and even sea horses. It is a beautifully unique dive site to be treasured. With around 20 – 30 dive sites and a range of courses and excursions to suit even the younger children, diving is made easy and accessible for all in St Lucia.
For a more mobile way to see the depths of the Caribbean waters, The Moorings in the British Virgin Islands offers a 6 or 12 dive package where guests can sail on a catamaran around the BVI’s, accompanied by a PADI certified captain, gourmet chef and host, to a range of different dive sites. The dive package includes shallow dives, blue water dives and an optional night dive! These all-inclusive packages are based on a per person price. The British Virgin Islands is the perfect place to be for more experienced divers looking to explore the crystal blue waters with ease, navigating between islands and enjoying the Caribbean breeze.
You also do not have to commit to a diving holiday in the British Virgin Islands, can be an addition to your relaxing holiday from one of the many resorts. Rosewood Little Dix Bay has a Dive BVI site in the resort for an easily accessible diving experience. They have a state of the art classroom and retail space on the water, allowing the instructors and professionals to teach Scuba courses to resort guests in comfort. There are a range of options at Dive BVI so guests can engage in as little, or as much diving and snorkelling that they wish to on their holiday.
Call us on 01752 880 880 for more information regarding the best locations in the Caribbean for diving.