Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Antigua & Barbuda


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Antigua & Barbuda

Scuba diving information in Antigua & Barbuda

Both Antigua and Barbuda are almost completely surrounded by coral reefs, walls and shipwrecks. There is a shelf surrounding the South and East coast of Antigua and almost the whole of Barbuda, providing excellent conditions for spectacular shallow diving and snorkeling. Underwater visibility is good in these islands, and tropical marine plants and animals are diverse and plentiful. Cades Reef is one of the most popular dive sites in Antigua, where it is possible to see a vast array of tropical fish, sting rays, nurse sharks and the occasional passing whale shark. It is now partly contained in a designated underwater park. Barracuda Reef is another popular site with its boulders and small caves where divers can find nurse sharks and schools of barracuda. The wreck of the Andes rests in less than ten meters of water in Deep Bay. The ledge of Sunken Rock on the south coast is also a popular site. Distances from shore to site are in some cases no more than five minutes and at most 40 minutes away. Barbuda is a beautiful island with reefs teeming with lobster, hawksbill turtles, conch and fish. Its encircling reefs contain an enormous number of wrecks, most of which are yet to be explored. The dive centers in Antigua are generally better equipped and offer dive trips around both islands. Diving in Antigua and Barbuda is possible all year-round, despite the hurricane season. Currents are mild to non-existent in most places, visibility ranges from 15 to 43 meters and waters average about 25°C, making it a perfect destination for beginners and experienced divers alike.

Geography and climate

Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands including Redonda. This country lies east-southeast of Puerto Rico. The climate is tropical marine with little seasonal temperature variation, between 24 and 27°C. The hurricane season generally runs from June to October.

Entry requirements

A passport is required for visitors from most countries to enter Antigua and Barbuda. Visitors from Australia, Great Britain, European Union, Canada and United States do not require a visa. For more informations, please contact your travel agent or Antigua and Barbuda's Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Health and safety

Dengue fever may occur. Normal precautions against mosquito bites should be taken. Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Typhoid and Hepatitis B vaccinations are sometimes recommended. For more informations, please consult your doctor.

Time zone

UTC -4

Communications

Prepaid cards are available in Antigua and Barbuda. Check if your country's cell service has roaming agreement with Antigua and Barbuda. Internet cafes are available in tourist areas.

Power and Electricity

230V/60Hz UK plug.

Scuba Diving locations in Antigua & Barbuda

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

Antigua & Barbuda

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Antigua & Barbuda

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

Marine Species and photos of each species in Antigua & Barbuda

Which marine species can I observe in Antigua & Barbuda? 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 Antigua & Barbuda

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

Scuba Diving centers in Antigua & Barbuda

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

There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Antigua & Barbuda

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

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Antigua & Barbuda

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

There are no accommodation available