WHERE TO DIVE
Caribbean Diving Holidays
The ever-glowing sunshine, turquoise beaches, glorious sunsets, white powdery stretches of sand and reliably warm and bright weather all year round are just some of the elements that make Caribbean holidays so incredibly appealing and irresistible, whatever the occasion.
WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN THE CARIBBEAN
Abundant marine life: sharks, turtles, big and little
Warm, clear waters all year with powdery sand beaches
Exceptional 'apres-dive' culture - Scuba-Libres all round!
If you want great diving, and a supporting holiday experience, The Caribbean delivers the goods! Beach life, culture and sunshine, combined with great diving -what more could you want?
Diving in the Caribbean
With diverse marine life offered by healthy coral reefs, and shore and local boat diving being the popular methods to get into the water, the Caribbean provides a relaxed atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of large groups of divers, with good visibility and the common sightings of those sought after sharks and turtles.
With the majority of dive sites being within a 10-15 minutes boat trip from the shore, this is convenience at its best. The laid back atmosphere is perfect for an uncrowded dive, and this continues back on shore – coconut palms on powder sand beaches, reggae, salsa and calypso music on the breeze, and a tropical cocktail in hand – Just Perfect!
The variety of diving in the Caribbean provides an ideal underwater landscape for all levels of divers – gentle dives in clear, warm and calm waters with fantastic coral and marine life for the beginner, to challenging drift dives, awesome wrecks and deep walls with plentiful pelagic encounters. Learning to dive couldn't be easier too – accreditation bodies such as PADI, CMAS and ACUC are found everywhere, and BSAC dive centres are common too.
Explore our favourite diving destinations
- An almost virginal archipelago of 250 coral and mangrove islands, some 65 miles into the Caribbean Sea off the Southwestern coast of Cuba, awaits the discerning diver. A National Marine Reserve with restricted access, this really is a completely undeveloped natural wilderness.
- Buddy Dive is located at the waterfront north of town, and just a couple of steps from the crystal clear ocean and its many dive sites. The resort has seven buildings with spacious studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive centre, two swimming pools, two restaurants, vehicle rental and it's famous drive-thru fill station.
- A colourful and engaging nation, the Bahamas are so much more than a long strip of hundreds of islands, islets and cays - It is a a vibrant and enchanting nation with a gorgeous selection of strikingly beautiful beach resorts, deserted coves, secluded beaches and amazing diving.
- The resort offers the best of the Bahamas whether you are taking a break from a fast paced lifestyle, looking to catch the 1,000 lb Blue Marlin or exploring the undersea mysteries of the infamous Bimini Road.
- The island of Bonaire is located in the southern Caribbean, outside the hurricane belt close to Aruba and Curaçao. Bonaire’s sea abounds with beautiful marine life and a fascinating variety of multicoloured tropical fish, there is lots to see while diving on Bonaire. Known for shore diving, many dive centres also offer boat dives giving divers the opportunity to explore Klein Bonaire and island just off the coast.
- The new 102 ft scuba diving liveaboard catamaran, Aqua Cat, offers luxury accommodations, a spacious main salon and an extremely smooth ride.
- Established in 1975 by Charlie and Lorraine Blades, the Coconut Court Beach Hotel is a family owned and managed beachfront hotel, located on the lively south coast of the beautiful tropical island of Barbados. Well known for warm and friendly hospitality, enjoy clean and comfortable accommodation, in a convenient location, near to all the amenities that Barbados has to offer.
- The Cayman Islands are blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in the Caribbean, both above and below the water. Exploring the underwater treasures here is a diver's dream, particularly as there are over 200 named dives sites around Grand Cayman alone. (photo by Lawson Wood)
- This charming seaside all-inclusive resort commands a pristine stretch of Nassau’s best beach - the powder white sands of Cable Beach.
- Barbados, the most easterly island in the Caribbean archipelago is unlike many of the other islands in the Caribbean, which are volcanic. Barbados itself is an ancient coral reef with over 85% of its surface comprised of limestone. This phenomenon explains why Barbados’ topography below and above the surface is relatively moderate, and why shallow reefs can be found far offshore.
- Overlooking one of the finest beaches in the world is the all inclusive Meliá Nassau Beach.
- This is one of our favourite Caribbean diving destinations, but its stature is not limited to just the Caribbean, as Grenada offers some of the best wreck diving anywhere!
- One of the most naturally rich islands in the Caribbean, St. Lucia tempts travellers with its lush rainforests, abundant wildlife, powdery soft sands and inviting turquoise waters. Idyllic for romantic escapes, luxury breaks, pampering spa getaways and amazing nature adventures; St. Lucia certainly won't disappoint anyone!