Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada

Scuba diving information in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada

Carriacou features world class diving for beginners and experienced divers alike. The island features over 20 dive sites that offer beautiful unspoild reefs and stunning rock gardens as well as a number of artificial wrecks.

Outstanding among these are the dive sites within the Sandy Island / Oyster Bay Marine Protected Area (SIOBMPA). Notable dive sites are Sisters Rocks with its profusion of black coral and teeming aquatic life; Sharky’s Hideaway, so called for its sleeping nurse sharks; Whirlpool, with its curtains of volcanic bubbles; and the wrecks of the large tugboats Westsider and Boris.

Commonly observed aquatic wildlife includes Southern stingrays, spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks, filefish, angelfish, several species of moray eels, scorpion fish, lobsters, queen triggerfish, black surgeon, turtles, conch, and barracuda, as well as huge shoals of blue and brown chromis, snappers, and creole wrasse.

Water Temperature

The water temperature varies between 25 to 28°C (77 to 82° F).

Diving Suit

A 3mm shorty wetsuit is enough.

Visibility under water

Visibility varies between 15 and 25 metres (50 and 80 ft).

Climate

Mild climate, with temperatures between 25 and 32°C (75 and 90°C). The rainy season is from June to August.

How to get there

Grenada has an international airport. From there it is a short flight to Carriacou. Carriacou is also serviced by a fast Catamaran service from Grenada.

Other Activities

Activities include hiking, kayaking, swimming, island tours, beach picnics and boat tours are available in Carriacou. The Carriacou museum shows exhibits of local art and history, the traditional building of wooden boats by hand is still carried out on the east side of the island. Day trips to other islands nearby are also available.

Thanks to Alexandra Holler from Deefer Diving

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada

Where are located the best diving sites to dive in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada? Below, you will find a map of all scuba diving sites in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada in which you can dive and snorkel.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada

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Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada

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Scuba Diving centers in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada

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Liveaboards in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada

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Accommodation in Carriacou, Grenadines, Grenada

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