Depth: 80 feet
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Charge your strobes for one of Tobago’s prettiest reefs. From 40 to 80 feet, this sloping bank of coral is covered with waving fields of soft corals and sponges.
Depth: 90 feet
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Grenada's most popular beaches for sunbaking and swimming are all in the southwest of the island. They include the fine sweep of white sand at Grand Anse, nearby Morne Rouge Bay and True Blue. Calvigny Island, off the island's southwestern coast, has a couple of pretty beaches - you can reach them by shuttle boat from Secret Harbour or by asking fisherpeople around Woburn Pier. If you want to have a beach to yourself, head to Carriacou.
Diving on Cayman Brac
The Cayman Islands are known as a premier dive destination, rated as one of the best dive locations in the world. Cayman Brac offers pristine beauty with healthy populations of colorful tropical fish, invertebrates, corals and sponges. There are 100 different hard and soft corals in Cayman waters and over 500 types of fish. Cayman Brac's diverse dive sites bring divers back year after year.
: West Bay's Victoria House Reef, just off Seven Mile Beach, features sea fans, parrotfish and brilliant orange tube sponges. The North Wall off Jackson Point on Little Cayman hosts sting and eagle rays, turtles and masses of coral. Cayman Brac has shallow elkhorn gardens off its southwestern coast and a steep virgin wall where the bluff continues below the eastern shore. For a more interactive diving activity, you can go for a hickey from a ray at Stingray City.
The British Virgin Islands are actually high points on a vast underwater plateau that stretches for more than 70 miles across the northern Caribbean. The Islands form a protective ring around the body of water known as Sir Francis Drake Channel. This fortunate geography provides superior underwater visibility, healthy coral and calm dive sites, no matter what the weather.
Aruba has the best beaches in the Dutch Caribbean and arguably some of the finest in the region, especially if you don't mind lounging in the shadow of large hotels. The island's most popular beaches are along the developed stretch of the reef-protected leeward coast, northeast of Oranjestad. They include the resort areas of Druif Beach, Palm Beach and Eagle Beach.
Barbados is ideal for year-round diving but is probably best in the summer months. The visibility ranges from 40 to 70ft and the water temperature is a consistent 80 degrees F. The fringes and reefs found off Barbados blossom with healthy sponges, coral and plant life. There are several types of reefs, each one unique in its own special way. The barrier reefs, located 1/2 - 2 miles from shore contain large coral heads which form the habitat for thousands of beautiful fish. Larger organisms are also found on these reefs, feeding on the smaller fish.