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Scuba Diving in Grenada Caribbean

Water temperature:

26°C (79°F) in December to 29°C (84°F) in July


3mm wetsuit or shortie


10 - 30 metres (30 - 100 feet)

Type of diving:

Coral gardens, drifts, walls, wrecks

Marine life:

Nurse sharks, reef sharks, hawksbill turtles, stingrays, eagle rays, barracuda, gorgonian fans

When to go:

Any time of year

How to get there:

From the UK - Excel Airways charter flights on Fridays and Sundays from London Gatwick, returning Friday and Sunday evenings. Daily flight connections are also available to St Lucia and Tobago

The dive beach at Grenada - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Grenada is set in the Caribbean, and is thankfully not as commercial as some of the other islands. The mountainous interior of the little island is covered in lush tropical forest, lakes and waterfalls and the beaches that edge it are beautiful. Nutmeg and cinnamon are cultivated on the island and provide income for the islanders.

Diving in Grenada is varied with reef walls, coral gardens and wreck dives. There is something to suit all levels with extensive coral and variety of macro life on sheltered sites and drift diving further offshore. The quality of the reefs in Grenada are good thanks to the Guyana current that flows past the coastline providing nutrients that have enabled a marine ecosystem to become established. There are also a number of wrecks including the Bianca C cruise ship, one of the best wreck dives in the world. Visibility is variable, dropping significantly after rainfall, but even in lower visibility the conditions are good. Dive sites are generally just a short boat journey away with the exception of those at Isle de Rhonde in the north of Grenada, a rocky pinnacle in the open water with sheer walls and lots of life.

Since May 2006 Jason Taylor has been inserting undersea sculpture at Moliniere - a unique artistic enterprise, celebrating Caribbean culture and highlighting environmental processes, such as coral reef re-generation. In early 2008 turbulent seas and mindless use of anchors have wreaked havoc on the underwater sculpture park, resulting in part of the main installation 'Vicissitudes' (Ring of Children) collapsing and 'The Lost Correspondent' being dragged under a section of reef. Urgent funds are needed to help repair the sculptures and install permanent mooring facilities for boats visiting the park.

Mt Carmel Falls, Grenada - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

For more information about Grenada visit


the official site of the Grenada Board of Tourism.

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