Grenada & Carriacou
Grenada is a rolling, mountainous island, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers, known as "The Spice Island". Click here for the map.
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, they collectively make up the island state of Grenada.
There are also great opportunities for snorkelling along Grenada’s undulated coastline. A particular favourite is to the Underwater Sculpture Park at Moliniere Bay. Hard to imagine? Watch the YouTube video below. The brainchild of Jason Taylor, a sculptor from England, it contains a series of underwater installations on the theme of Grenada’s history and folklore. The sculptures were transported, submerged and assembled by the Dive Grenada team. It is quite possible to free-dive the five metres to the deepest installation, where you will be greeted by such sights as 26 boys and girls slowly turning into coral, the Lost Correspondent or perhaps a few divers meandering through the coral networks.
- Grenada - the Bianca C "The Titanic of the Caribbean" which is a 600-foot cruise ship that sank in 1961 and lies on a sandy plain in 167 feet of water. At times there are strong tidal currents, making this an advanced deep dive. The top deck lies at 90 feet and most dives proceed around the stern, where you can swim into the pool, visit the wheel-house on the aft deck and peer down at the sandy plain below There are schools of jacks, barracuda and spotted eagle rays in abundance and also, pink seahorses. As the current can be strong, this can affect the visibilty. We dived this in 2006 and saw a seahorse and this is the photo!
- Carriacou - Barracuda Point, located off Sister Rocks, this dive starts at 9 meters (27 feet) with a slope/wall to a maximum depth of 23 meters (75 feet). The current makes this dive suitable for experienced divers only, with excellent underwater photography opportunities and good drift diving.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is requires from travellers over 1 year of age travelling from infected areas.
|Currency:||East Caribbean $|
|Time:||GMT - 4|
|Natural hazards:||Hurricanes (July to October)|
|Diving season:||12 months|
|Water temperature:||Jan to March - 26C/78F|
|June to October – 28C/82F|
|Hyperbaric chambers:||Barbados: 1246-436-6185|