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Barbados Scuba Diving

An insiders guide to scuba diving in Barbados


What makes Barbados Scuba diving different?

For starters you will find that the island has been blessed with near perfect weather all year-around. So there is plenty of time to enjoy the picture perfect beaches and the most spectacular crystal clear waters you have ever seen.

But there is more... Year-round diving conditions; two distinct barrier reefs along with fringe reefs, fascinating shipwrecks, easy-access, a wide variety of marine life, water temperatures in the 80’s and underwater visibility of 70' - 80'. All combine to make Barbados a scuba diving paradise.

Barbados Scuba Diving Adventure

Scuba diving in Barbados mainly takes place on the island’s sheltered west and south coast.  Here you'll find two distinct barrier reefs and some magnificent shipwrecks combine to create some brightly coloured coral gardens.
These outstanding coral gardens are home to some rare marine species like seahorses and frog fish.

Along with these rare species there are an abundance of small tropical reef fish like grunts, snappers, chubs and the larger open ocean fish like sting rays, eels and eagle rays. In addition the famous sponges can be found in a multiplicity of colours like orange, yellow, purple and green.

The occasional sighting of lobsters, the Hawksbill and leather back turtles make up a vibrant coral reef community. That adds to the magic of the Barbados scuba diving experience.


Scuba diving in Barbados


The Best Scuba Diving Sites in Barbados

You will find a number of exhilarating Scuba diving sites on the island’s west and south coasts. These exciting dive sites extend from Maycock's Bay on the North West coast to the South Winds Fringe in the southwest. The Barbados dive sites range from 10ft to 130ft, shallow and deep reef dives with a large quantity of some of the most exotic tropical fish and marine life you can imagine.

You will also find that this magical world beneath Barbados crystal clear waters is more than just the natural reefs.
You can also explore a multitude of shipwrecks, including a French tug boat-sunk during World War 1, and the shipwreck of all shipwrecks the imposing Stavronikita.

So if you want the experience of being up close and personal with a plethora of beautiful tropical fish and spectacular coral reefs. Scuba diving is a great way to see the wide variety of marine life that lives on the wrecks and coral reefs that run the entire length of the west and south coast.

A number of fascinating dive sites, qualified dive instructors and a fully functional decompression chamber add to the island's scuba diving experience.


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