SCUBA Diving Tours
St. Vincent boasts some of the finest and most diverse coral reefs in the Eastern Caribbean. This tour will take you cruise along the leeward coast, passing bays, old forts, and fishing villages en route to one of the island’s premier snorkelling sites. you can try from easy shallow reef dives to drift dives, wreck dives and even cave dives – the choice is yours. The reefs are home to hard and soft corals as well as colourful sponges and tropical fishes.
you will not experience diving like this anywhere else but St Vincent and the Grenadines, you will be enthralled by the variety of marine creatures to see, including: frogfish, seahorses, colorful mollusks, crustaceans, anemones, tunicates, nurse sharks, lobsters, octopus and squid. Visiting squadrons of eagle rays and manta rays are frequently sighted, and patrolling reef sharks and barracuda add an element of excitement.
Most of St. Vincent’s dive sites are located on the Leeward, or western side of the island. A short boat rides to the various dive sites are 15-20 minutes, normally. There are moorings at the most popular sites, installed to protect our pristine reefs. Here are some descriptions of some of our most popular dive sites:
Known for it’s giant soft corals, this is an excellent shallow second dive. Sea plumes, sea whips, sea fans and gorgonians constantly sway in the ever present surge, the surf breaking on the rocks of the nearby shore. There is a channel along the rocks where you can watch the waves breaking overhead.
The Garden is full of corals, both hard and soft. Think about a lovely garden full of life with little insects everywhere, beautiful flowers of different colours and shape. now imagine all this under water.
Massive cliffs protrude into open sea, and beneath them, the undersea extension has a lushness that rivals the topside verdant flora. The wall is full of black corals in various forms and colors. Gorgonians are huge and lacy, interspersed with barrel and vase sponges. A steady stream of chromis and creole wrasse give this gorgeous scene vitality. The red banded lobster from the cover of Paul Humann’s Reef Creatures book can be photographed here.
This site is full of critters and creatures and makes an excellent night dive. It is a wonderful area for macro photography, as on a typical dive you will see several types of seahorses, fingerprint flamingo tongues, frog fish, crabs, a variety of shrimp in their anemones, peacock flounders. The site offers varying depths from 20 to 120 feet and the best way to explore it is to start out on the deep side and work your way to the shallow boulders with swarming fish.
Single tank dive - US$75
Two tank dive - US$135
11+ dive package - US$65 per dive