The larger islands are well-served by friendly dive operators who know all the best spots
for snorkeling and scuba diving
The tropical seas that surround St Vincent & The Grenadines offer a world of marine adventure. Whether you're skimming the surface on a windsurfer or gliding below through shoals of fish and coloured coral, this is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire Caribbean.
Most of the major resort hotels provide snorkeling equipment free to guests and to visitors for a modest hire charge. If needed, tuition can be arranged through your resort. The larger islands are well-served by friendly dive shops who know all the best spots for snorkeling and SCUBA diving. The main SCUBA sites near St Vincent are:
New Guinea Reef:
A black coral paradise. A profusion of soft corals decorate the entire area and sea horses drift lazily through the scene.
Shoals of fish swim through a coral garden littered with antique gin and rum bottles tossed down from the English fort which overlooks the site
Swim amid giant gorgonians 6 to 10 feet tall
A beautiful array of small corals and black coral and abundant fish makes this a perfect site for photography
A steep drop from 20 feet to 100 feet, encrusted with black coral and heavily populated with fish
There are also interesting wreck dives that provide a fascinating reminder of the past.
Most of the Grenadine islands also provide excellent diving opportunities. Dive shops are located in Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union Island. For the experienced diver, Horseshoe Reef at the Tobago Cays provides a 'drop-off' dive with great colour and visibility down to 120 feet
MAYREAU DIVE OPERATOR:
Blueway Dive Center
Telephone: (784) 458-8044
Fax: (784) 458-8851
UNION ISLAND DIVE OPERATOR:
Telephone: (784) 458-8138
Fax: (784) 458-8122