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Scuba diving in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Known for its photogenic critters, uncrowded dive sites and gorgeous topside setting, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a Caribbean diving destination that is sure to impress divers of every level.
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Diving in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Quick facts

The diving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is some of the best in the Caribbean. These islands are often referred to as muck diving heaven, but don’t expect to find cloudy, silted waters here. In fact, visibility is regularly 100 feet (30 meters) or more due to the island’s heavy lava-laced sand. This creates an ideal situation not only for divers who live for macro photography but also for every other level of diver.

St. Vincent, the largest island, hosts the most dive shops. Here you will find rugged cliffs and sheer drop offs which continue to 150 feet (50 meters). “The Wall” is one of the most famous of these sheer drops. In addition, “New Guinea Reef” and “Anchor Reef” host some of the world’s best forests of black coral. For those looking for something a little more technical, “Bat Cave” starts in a cave, of course, and enters into an underwater fissure. This dive is perfect for underwater photographers.

Outside of St. Vincent, the Grenadines also feature a plethora of dive sites. Four diveable wrecks are scattered around the islands. To name a few of our favorite areas, Canouan is a sleepy island with unbelievable diving. Here divers will find underwater rock formations covered in sponges and soft corals. Mayreau is home to coral gardens and the appropriately named garden eels which sway like grass in the sand. Mustique is famed for its pristine corals and drift dives whereas Bequia provides habitat for a wide range of marine life, including reef sharks, sea horses, tarpon, Hawksbill turtles, harlequin pipefish, bat fish, basket stars and damsel fish.

Keep in mind, these are just a few of the areas available for divers in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. You can expect to find protected marine parks filled with interesting sea life, warm waters and excellent visibility throughout this picture perfect Caribbean nation.

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What to see

Known as the “Critter Capital of the Caribbean,” St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a macro photographer’s dream. As such, the range of macro life is astounding. Divers can expect to encounter all types of shrimps and crabs, flatworms, nudibranchs, brittle stars, gobies, hamlets, blennies, batfish, frogfish, sea horses, cowries, angel fish, anemonies, butterflyfish, boxfish, basslets, damselfish, hawkfish, lizardfish, frog fish, eels and tilefish.

Divers interested in bigger marine life might also look for Hawksbill turtles, tarpon and reef sharks.

Whether you are interested in macro life or not, diving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is sure to open your eyes to some of the weird and wonderful creatures of the Caribbean.

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