An insiders guide to scuba diving
What makes Barbados Scuba
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.
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
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
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
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
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.