A diver who has visited many renowned
dive sites in the world made the observation that what makes the Caribbean
so special is the ease with which one can reach the most incredible
sites. Every island is fringed by an amazing and diverse marine environment.
for instance, Carlisle Bay has two excellent wrecks where innumerable
fish have made their homes. Reef and drift dive sites abound and on
the west coast a gentle turtle might tag along.
they claim the largest dive wreck in the Caribbean, an Italian
liner that caught fire and sank in St Georges Harbour in 1961.
To the northwest lies the tiny island of
Carriacou. Carriacou's Sandy Island now part of the protected
Marine Park that surrounds this lovely island with its welcoming wonderland
of turtles, brightly decorated fish and fantastic reefs.
is a lovely watersport holiday
There are several excellent dive locations
off the leeward coast of
St. Vincent as well as all around Bequia, the largest of its
dependencies. Further down the chain Lagoon Bay and Britannia Bay
are popular dive sites.
Lucia has recognised that its incredible marine life is a hidden
treasure and active environmental groups are ensuring its safety.
There are many magnificent sites to dive but perhaps none so spectacular
as the 200ft wall dive below Petit Piton where an incredible array
of marine life congregates.
Considered by many to be the diving world's best kept secret
Dominica is a diver's paradise. The mountainous drop continues steeply
into the water giving sediment free, crystal clear vision. The incredible
diversity to be found underwater includes hot, fresh-water springs, a diving
experience that shouldn't be missed.