The reefs, wrecks and coral walls in
Carriacou remain unspoilt by the madding crowd and many remain uncharted
and unexplored... underwater visibility is unparelleled and the under-
water world is spectacular.
While scuba diving in Carriacou, no coral, sponges,
or marine life may be taken from Grenadian waters.
Use of spear guns, poles or spears is not permitted without a license.
The diving is spectacular The Deep Blue
rated 1st Class by 'Skin Diver Magazine!' to be undertaken by experienced
Great drift dives along extensive reef on the Atlantic
side of Tobago Cays are within a couple of hours.
You will find Rock Beauties, Angel fish, Tang, Grunts and Trigger
fish... Keep an eye out for Nurse sharks and Eagle-rays!
For the less experience there is Mayreau Garden This drift-dive,
through our unique underwater world, makes diving in Carriacou a
memorable experience! Enormous sea fans, steep sloping reefs and
an abundance of marine life... all in only 30 meters!
Carriacou has its wrecks,Purunia
Wreck a small First World War gunboat lies in a maximum depth
of 12 meters. Highly recommended for underwater photographers! A
great beginners dive.
There is a decompression chamber in Barbados, a
30 minute flight by low flying plane (there is an air ambulance
service on the island) Fortunately their services have never been
to visit other Carriacou dive sites
All members of the Grenada Scuba Diving association
carry appropriate insurance and international affiliation.
Tyrell bay provides a great location
for watersports, including dingy sailing
around the bay, kayaking around the Oyster beds, taking a small
craft for the day to one of the beautiful little islands or motoring
Mabouya to enjoy a 'Castaway' experience, hiking and animal spotting.
The snorkelling and scuba
diving is fantastic as the area has some of the loveliest reefs
in the Caribbean, protected areas within three Marine Parks.
As the sun sets over Tyrell Bay a game of beach cricket
with the locals is a fun experience!
The little bars and restaurants around Tyrell Bay provide a perfect
setting for the evening's entertainment.
Live music and a 'meet the locals' street party is a regular feature
of Scraper's 'After Work Lime' on Friday nights.
A great place for a cool drink and a Carriacou specialty,
some BBQ Juk fish!
Carriacou is a perfect venue for your Caribbean diving
vacation. The trip can be either a one stop destination or a dual island
package. There are direct
flights to Barbados and dive tour operators can organise a week diving
followed by a week in Carriacou.