Caribbean: Caribbean offers ultimate travelling experience to the tourists with exceptional destination. The ultimate scuba sites of the Caribbean provide chance to experience the dives of a lifetime.
Dives of a lifetime: 10 of the Caribbean’s ultimate scuba sites
HMS Rhone, British Virgin Islands
Wrecked by a hurricane off the coast of Salt Island in 1867, the ghostly wreck of this royal mail steamer is now beautifully decorated in coral- the 1977 movie The Deep was filmed here.
Columbus Passage, Turks & Caicos
Separating the Turks from the Caicos, this 35km-long channel is famous for dramatic, deep wall dives, and migrating turtles, rays and humpback whales from January to April.
Bianca C, Grenada
Considered one of the world’s best wreck dives, experience the thrill of a stern-to-bow dive on the “Titanic of the Caribbean’ – an enormous 180m cruise liner that sank off St George’s in 1961.
Jardines de la Reina, Cuba
In the Gulf of Ana Maria and with gorgeous underwater scenery, ‘Gardens of the Queen’ is considered the third largest reef in the world – and is renowned for its circling 2m-long Caribbean reef sharks.
SS Stavronikita, Barbados
The wreck of the “Stav, a 111m- long Greek freighter that sank in 1976, sits upright in only 27m of water in Folkestone Marine Park. Even snorkellers can swim around the mast, spotting colourful fish.
Champagne Reef, Dominica
One of Jacques Cousteau’s favourite dives, and named for the bubbling waters rising from volcanic thermal springs on the ocean floor, this reef is home to beautiful fish and resident hawksbill turtles.
Tiger Beach, Bahamas
Reached by boat from both Grand Bahama and Florida, this extraordinary 6-10m-deep sand flat is world-famous for its shiver of sharks’ – tiger, reef, lemon, white- tipped, hammerhead and more.
Pillars of Hercules, Antigua
Antigua’s best dive site lies beneath the dramatic pillared rock formations that guard historic English Harbour, where colourful, coral-encrusted boulders create an amazing marine-scape of mini-walls and swim-through valleys.
Aquarium, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda’s prettiest dive site is aptly named for its crystal-clear water, beautiful underwater architecture of boulders, nooks, caves and corals, and glittering marine creatures.
Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada
Designed by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor in 2007, these 50 remarkable life-size granite sculptures are a visual treat for divers – and form a thriving artificial reef for marine life.