Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Grenada

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Grenada

Scuba diving information in Grenada

Grenada’s coastline stretches out in hundreds of small peninsulas that form numerous sheltered bays and lagoons. Offshore coral reefs are home to huge turtles, stingrays, and tropical fish. Shipwrecks abound, the most famous being the Bianca C. Grenada’s primary dive and snorkeling sites are within 15 minutes offshore from Grand Anse Beach, Moilinere Point and Dragon Bay, all on the west coast. The scuba diving in Grenada is some of the best in the Caribbean, since more than fifty sites offer something special for every diving enthusiast. Most diving and snorkeling site are either in Grenada or Carriacou. In Grenada there are a few sites worth mentioning, like the Bianca C, a 183-meter cruise ship, sunk in 1961. At times there are strong tidal currents and she is very far from the surface, making this an advanced deep dive. Also there is Moilinere bay, now home to sixty-five sculptures. It is the first Underwater Sculpture Park in the world. This is a must dive for beginners as well as advanced divers. In Flamingo Bay is the wall with the most prolific fish life. Whibble Reef has a sloping sand wall and is an advanced drift dive over enchanting reef and coral formations, with the occasional nurse shark. Carriacou has great diving and snorkeling reefs off her south and west coasts. Off the southwest coast, Sandy Island is surrounded by outstanding reefs and beaches. It is one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean, although you will need a boat to get there. In Sharky's Hideaway there is a rock garden with canyons, caves and overhangs. It is a great place for underwater photography, and it's suited to both beginners and advanced divers. During dry periods the visibility exceeds 30 meters. After a heavy rainfall, however, runoff from the rivers can lower the visibility to 9 meters. Decompression dives are not recommended, as there are no chambers in the area. Despite these small details, enjoy Grenada, for it is an all year round Diving Destination.

Geography and climate

Grenada is a group of three larger islands: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, and several tiny islands in the Caribbean, or West Indies. It lies just northeast of Trinidad and Tobago, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Average temperatures range from 24°C to 30°C, tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between January and April. The driest season is between January and May. Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day. The hurricane season normally runs from June to November.

Entry requirements

A valid passport and return or onward ticket is required. Visas are required from citizens of some countries.

Health and safety

Dengue can be prevented by avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes. Use plenty of repellant and if possible, use long sleeves.

Time zone

UTC?4

Communications

You can buy a pre-paid calling card to use a phone in Grenada, or get a prepaid SIM card, which offers the benefits of using your own phone at local rates. You can also access the internet in cyber-cafés or hotels in the main cities of Grenada.

Power and Electricity

220/240 volts at 50Hz. The plugs are the UK type.

Other Informations

Grenada is starting to enforce an indecent exposure law that bans bathing suits in non-beach areas as well as saggy pants that reveal underwear.

Scuba Diving locations in Grenada

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

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Grenada

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

Marine Species and photos of each species in Grenada

Which marine species can I observe in Grenada? 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 Grenada

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

Scuba Diving centers in Grenada

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

Liveaboards in Grenada

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

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Grenada

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

There are no accommodation available