The nutrient rich Guyana current flows over Grenada
and Carriacou’s volcanic coastlines, contributing
to a healthy and
varied coral reef environment that has few equals
in the Caribbean. In addition to their fine reefs,
Grenada in particular is recognised for its exceptional
range of wrecks, which has made the island a truly
unique Caribbean dive destination. The
islands of Grenada and Carriacou are located in
the Eastern Caribbean and along with Petit Martinique
make up the island state of Grenada.
DIVE SITES IN GRENADA
Grenada offers divers an exceptional range of different
dives. There are over 30 sites concentrated around
the South West tip of the island, the majority of
which are within 30 minutes of the dive centre.
They range in character
from beautiful coral gardens suitable for inexperienced
divers through to adrenaline charged drift dives
encounters with a variety of rays and sharks are
Grenada is renowned for its wrecks in general, and
for one in particular. The Bianca C is a 200 metre
liner that sank
in 1961. Lying at a gentle angle the wreck supports
a large amount of marine life and has numerous points
including the swimming pool and the bridge. The
islands most recent wreck, Shakem, presents a wonderful
an open bridge, galley, cabins and freight rooms
waiting to be explored. This is a perfect playground
for the wreck
enthusiast. In all there are nine attractive wrecks
just a short boat ride from the centre.
The islands volcanic base has created wonderful
dramatic dives and prompted the growth of the islands
coral reefs, which are largely unmolested and undamaged.
Black coral can be found on sites like Dragons bay
and Moliniere reef, competing for spaces with sea
fans, gorgonians and pillar corals.
DIVE SITES IN CARRIACOU
The island of Carriacou is accessed
by ferry via Grenada. Carriacou is a small island
with a simple, laidback charm
that would appeal to anyone looking to get away
from it all. Ringed by reefs, Carriacou is largely
by tourism. The waters surrounding the island abound
with life and colour. The islands dive sites range
uncomplicated dives on sheltered reefs through to
advanced wall dives. ‘Deep Blue’ is
as a leading Caribbean dive site with Eagle rays,
Stingray and Nurse sharks often encountered.
Other sites include Two Sisters, a haven for schooling
fish and turtles.