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Scuba Diving in the Caribbean

Water temperature:

25°C (77°F) in winter to 30°C (86°F) in summer


3mm wetsuit or shortie


10 - 40 metres (30 - 130 feet)

Type of diving:

Wrecks, reefs, walls, drop-offs, caverns and tunnels

Marine life:

Sharks, turtles, manta rays, stingrays, eagle rays, groupers, barracuda, moray eels, jacks, octopus, crabs, lobsters, scorpionfish, brain coral, star coral, sea fans, barrel sponges, tropical reef fish

When to go:

Year round sunshine and average temperatures of 25°C (80°F) make the Caribbean a good place to visit at any time of year. However, September is a month that hurricanes are most likely to hit islands in affected areas. Mid December to April is high season as the climate is wetter from July to December

How to get there:

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The Caribbean is made up of 34 destinations covering two thousand miles of sea. There is some world class diving on offer with wrecks and reefs to suit all levels and tastes. The waters are warm and clear and the climate is tropical, so any diving trip to the Caribbean is going to be a memorable one. Each destination has something slightly different to offer and while most islands are very popular with tourists, others still remain isolated. Why not read about some of the islands by selecting them either from the map above or from the menu on the left hand side of this page. Hopefully they will help you decide which destination is most suited to you!

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