Scuba diving is amongst one of the more popular recreational sports when visiting the Caribbean. Whether you are an avid dive junkie or the occasional diver, there are sites that can accommodate all levels of ability and interest. Many dive sites are also accessible to snorkelers who prefer to stay on top of the water. For example the Wreck of the Rhone which lies in the British Virgin Islands rests in approximately 30 to 80 feet of water. Parts of this wreck are easily visible from the surface and the site has won many accolades as one of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. For movie buffs, portions of the 1977 film The Deep were filmed at the Rhone off Peter Island.
Chartering your own crewed yacht is a popular way to combine dive and yachting vacations. Many of your captains and chefs these days perform double duty as dive instructors or dive masters. Larger boats may have dedicated dive professionals on-board for those who want to dive, dive, dive. Not all crewed charter yachts offer diving but rendezvous diving is readily available in most locations if requested.
Diving is available throughout the Caribbean. Grenada alone has over 30 dive sites: drift dives, wreck dives and beautiful coral gardens. Grenada is not as heavily visited as some other Caribbean destinations bringing you less crowds and pristine reefs unspoiled by over development seen in other Caribbean locations.
Diving is an activity that the whole family can get involved in. Not sure if you want to commit to a full scuba course, sign up for a Discover Scuba Course. Minimum age requirement is 10 years old and this gives you a gentle introduction into the world of scuba diving. Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how to move around underwater while wearing it. You will learn to breathe underwater and whether you can be comfortable there. lastly, learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification should you take the next step.
This season the 72ft PACIFIC WAVE offers FREE UNLIMITED Diving in BVI for Certified Divers with PADI Dive Masters Lynn & Mark
For non-Certified Divers – 2 FREE Rendezvous Training Dives with a private BVI diving service – (Valid on 7 night charters only) – Great chance to get your first introduction to diving.