Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Anguilla

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Anguilla

Scuba diving information in Anguilla

Anguilla is alive with beautiful marine life, rich coral walls, great wrecks and miles of shallow gardens just waiting to be discovered. Wreck diving and out-island snorkeling prevail over Anguilla's subsea activities, though new site are being opened on the east end of the island where coral caves and chutes shelter a robust fish population. Anguillan dive masters boast the largest number of diveable wrecks in the eastern Caribbean, all in warm, clear water. Coral reefs surround the island, making almost every location a great one for snorkeling, and there are nearly twenty sanctioned dive sites, including four shipwrecks. Anguilla was not always a top dive and snorkel destination; despite having great visibility, there were few reefs worth visiting. In 1980, several ships were sunk to create an artificial reef system. Now there are seven marine parks: Dog Island, Prickley Pear, Seal Island Reef System, Little Bay, Sandy Island, Shoal Bay Harbour Reef System and Stoney Bay Marine Park, which boasts a truly unique attraction, a 960-ton Spanish galleon, El Buen Consejo. Some of the best snorkeling opportunities can be found at these locations. On the other hand, the best dive sites are the wall at Dog Island, Deep South Reef, Paintcan Reef and the MV Sara wreck. Divers and snorkelers can expect to see a number of tropical marine animals on their underwater trips, including turtles, eels, and spotted eagle rays. The waters surrounding Anguilla range in visibility between 18 to 30 meters, and tend to stay around 26°C. The best time to visit Anguilla is from mid-December to May.

Geography and climate

Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. The territory includes a number of other smaller islands and cays, mostly tiny and uninhabited. It is one of the most northerly of the Caribbean Islands, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. Northeastern trade winds keep this tropical island relatively cool and dry. Average surface temperature is 27°C. Water temperatures range from 26 to 29°C. July to October is its hottest period, December to February, its coolest.

Entry requirements

A passport valid for six months after date of entry into Anguilla is required by all, except nationals of the USA. Visas for Anguilla are not required by citizens of Australia, Great Britain, Canada, United States and European Union except nationals of Bulgaria and Romania. For more informations, please contact your travel agent or Anguilla's Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Health and safety

Although there are no mandatory vaccines to enter the country, the vaccination against diphtheria, hepatitis A, tetanus, malaria, rabies, typhoid and hepatitis B is recommended. Dengue fever can occur, so protect against mosquito bites. Please consult your doctor before traveling.

Time zone

UTC-4

Communications

Phone cards can be purchased at many locations on the island, including drug stores, the airport, and Cable & Wireless. Roaming agreements exist with some international phone companies and the coverage is good. It is possible to purchase a local SIM card for the duration of your trip. Internet is available in most resorts. There are some internet cafes and free Wi-Fi access is available.

Power and Electricity

120V/60Hz (North American plug)

Scuba Diving locations in Anguilla

Which are the best scuba diving locations in Anguilla? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Anguilla, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Anguilla

Which locations in Anguilla have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Anguilla and for each location a list of underwater photos.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Anguilla

Which marine species can I observe in Anguilla? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Anguilla

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Anguilla? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Anguilla.

Scuba Diving centers in Anguilla

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Anguilla? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Anguilla. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Anguilla

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Anguilla? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Anguilla. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Anguilla

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Anguilla? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Anguilla. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.

There are no accommodation available