There is an entire world on Grenada that you won’t want to leave undiscovered – the underwater world. Just below the surface of the ocean are coral reefs teeming with tropical fish, dive sites, and amazing sites that can only be explored with a dive mask.
Grenada is a great diving location due to the 30 to 100 foot range of visibility. The best way to explore what lies beneath is by planning a diving tour during your Grenada vacation. These tours may cost between $35 and $1500(USD) and include transportation, equipment, and knowledgeable guides who are able to take you to sites you may not have otherwise known about.
Before you plan your underwater adventure, it is important to note the differences between diving and snorkeling. Though the two activities are often spoken of in the same breath, they are two very distinct sports.
Snorkeling requires very little equiptment or preparation. Diving is a bit more complicated. When one scuba dives, they make use of an air tank attached to a BCD (Buoyancy Control Device), which allows them to actually breath under water. This affords them the opportunity to explore depths much deeper than snorkelers can reach.
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Scuba Diving can be an exciting, easy to learn, and safe activity if you learn the basics with a professional dive center. There are several different options available to get you started, ranging between one and four days of training. The Discover Scuba Diving Experience course teaches you the most important skills you can learn sans certification. After this class, you will be ready to go out on a dive with your instructor. The Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver courses go into more detail, which will allow you to gain certification and begin diving on your own. Prices for these courses run between $100(USD) and $550(USD).
You'll find 7 dive services, some dive shops, and at least 34 interesting dive sites in the area.
The dive shops you'll be able to find are listed in the chart below.
|Aquanauts Grenada||(473) 444-1126||1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Anse||Grenada|
|Deefer Diving Carriacou||(473) 443-7882||Hillsborough, Northeastern part of Grenada||Carriacou|
|Scubatech Dive Center||(473) 439-4346||1.5 mi. South of Central Grand Anse||Grenada|
If you want to go diving, you can check with Lumbadive. Lumbadive has a staff that speaks both French and English, as well as functional Spanish, Italian, and German making it easy for guests who speak any of those languages to understand their training all the easier. This center offers PADI training beginning with Skin Diver for those only interested in learning about snorkeling, to Discover Scuba for beginners, and all the way up through Dive Master and Emergency First Responder. They are found on Carriacou, in northern Grenada.
Another option is Dive Grenada Scuba Centre. A PADI 5-Star Facility and BSAC resort, Dive Grenada has been talking about a lot in the news recently thanks to the fact that it is facilitating the creation of an artificial reef. On a daily basis, this center offers PADI scuba training, as well as small group dives. You can reach them at (473) 444-1092.
A third option is Devotion 2 Ocean. D2O dives regularly at 12 different wreck sites, as well as numerous reef locations to choose from as well. The staff is all PADI certified and knowledgeable in the spot, which means they can help to train and guide guests who need a little extra help. They're located in Grand Anse, in southwestern Grenada.
Details concerning dive service operators are provided in this chart:
|(473) 444-1127||1.9 mi. South of Downtown St. George||Grenada|
|Arawak Divers||(473) 443-6906||Hillsborough, Northeastern part of Grenada||Carriacou|
|Devotion 2 Ocean||(473) 444-3483||1.9 mi. South of Downtown St. George||Grenada|
|Dive Grenada Scuba Centre||(473) 444-1092||0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grand Anse||Grenada|
|Eco Dive & Trek||(473) 444-7777||0.5 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown St. George||Grenada|
|Lumbadive||(473) 443-8566||3.0 mi. South West of Central Hillsborough||Carriacou|
|Native Spirit Scuba||(473) 439-7013||1.9 mi. South of Downtown St. George||Grenada|
Take a moment to look through the table just below for information concerning the typical cost of dive services in this area.
|Offering Type||Low Rate||High Rate|
|Discover Scuba||$ 110.0||$ 135.0|
|Double Tank Dive||$ 98.0||$ 136.0|
|Night Dive||$ 46.0||$ 100.0|
|Open Water Certification||$ 405.0||$ 550.0|
|Single Tank Dive||$ 55.0||$ 78.0|
The table directly below provides you with a few details regarding some of the area's dive sites.
To learn more concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read this exhaustive Caribbean diving page.
In 2006 Grenada opened an Underwater Sculpture Park, the brain child of England’s Jason Taylor. The sculptures tell the story of Grenada’s history, as well as showcases folklore and different aspects of Grenada’s culture. Since the sculptures were first placed in the shallow waters, they have become artificial reef, and snorkelers and divers have the unique opportunity of not only viewing the unique artwork, but marine life as well.
There are a few tips that both snorkelers and divers will find are worth noting.
Pick your poison. Whether you choose to snorkel, dive, or both, the beauty to be discovered under Grenada’s waters is unparalleled.
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