Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in St. Vincent & Grenadines

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in St. Vincent & Grenadines

Scuba diving information in St. Vincent & Grenadines

From St. Vincent to Petit St. Vincent, the country has everything from a long list of black- and white-sand beaches to macro diving, muck diving, wreck diving and drift diving. Macro sites and muck diving are what first bought divers to sites such as Steps and Orca Point, just minutes from St. Vincent’s shoreline. But macro critters aren’t the only things to spot along St. Vincent’s reefs. When it comes to the bigger stuff, hawksbill turtles, blacktip sharks and eagle rays are quick to distract. For those in search of wrecks, the recently sunk Romark gives wreck lovers the best of both worlds: a brand new reef and deep profiles coupled with high visibility. The major areas for diving are scattered throughout the island chain: Bequia, Canouan, Mustique, St. Vincent, and the area around Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Palm and Union Islands, all of them with local dive operators. Each island in this tropical archipelago promises divers something different: St Vincent has steep black coral curtained walls, Bequia has innumerous schools of fish, Mustique has strong currents, Canouan has shapely hard corals and the Tobago Cays have nurse sharks. Divers will be overwhelmed by the schools of brightly colored fish, the abundance of colorful sponges and the number of reef creatures in the wide variety of sites. Seahorses and frogfish are prolific. Most of St. Vincent's best dive sites are located up the Leeward (west) coast within a 10 to 15 minute boat ride. The visibility is typically 15 to 24 meters, owing to the amount of plankton in the water which accounts for the abundance of marine life on our sites, although in some spots visibility may reach as far as 36 meters.

Geography and climate

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an archipelago that lies in the Caribbean, to the west of Barbados, south of Saint Lucia and north of Grenada. Its 389-km² territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. The climate is tropical, with trade winds tempering the hottest months of June and July. In St Vincent the dry season runs approximately from January to May. In January the average daily high temperature is 29°C, while the nightly low is 22°C. In July the average high is 30°C, while the nightly low is 24°C. The best time to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines is from December to April, when the nights are cooler and the days hot.

Entry requirements

A passport is required by visitors, as well as return ticket, proof of accommodation and adequate funds. Visas for St Vincent and the Grenadines are not required by Australian, Canadian, EU and USA nationals.

Health and safety

Hurricanes are an annual risk. The La Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent is occasionally active, but a sophisticated advance warning system is in place and resulted in zero casualties in its latest eruption in 1979. Violent crime is a problem within local communities, and can occasionally affect tourists. Crimes include muggings, and thefts from hotels, holiday homes and in particular, yachts

Time zone

UTC-4

Communications

Network coverage for cellphones is good. Internet is available in Internet cafés and hotels. There are many pay phones throughout the island. Phone cards may be purchased at many retail locations. Check with your wireless carrier to see if your phone is compatible with the network on St. Lucia, Cable and Wireless. If it is not, you can easily rent a cellular phone. High speed and wireless Internet is available throughout the island and can be accessed in shopping malls or through any phone line.

Power and Electricity

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

Scuba Diving locations in St. Vincent & Grenadines

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

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in St. Vincent & Grenadines

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

Marine Species and photos of each species in St. Vincent & Grenadines

Which marine species can I observe in St. Vincent & Grenadines? 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 St. Vincent & Grenadines

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

Scuba Diving centers in St. Vincent & Grenadines

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

There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in St. Vincent & Grenadines

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

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in St. Vincent & Grenadines

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

There are no accommodation available