Scuba diving in Grenada reveals just as much stunning scenery as you can enjoy on the surface, and most of the best Grenada dive sites are easily accessible. There are sites suitable to both expert enthusiasts and novices alike. Snorkeling is also very popular, and several of the best beaches are good spots even for children.
The best scuba diving in Grenada is found on the largest island especially on its western coast. One of the reasons for this is the St George's Bay and harbor. Since this has been the main destination for ships throughout Grenada history, there are some notable shipwrecks here. One of these wrecks is known as the Titanic of the Caribbean, as it is the largest shipwreck in these waters. This is the Bianca C, a 600-foot ocean cruise liner that is located about three miles off the shores of Grand Anse Beach in under 200 feet of water. Here, you can access the ship’s interior as well as observe sea turtles and other marine life. You will find dive operators prepared to take you out located right on the beach.
The best Grenada diving north of St George's is at Moliniere Point, which is just to the southwest of Grand Etang National Park. The dive sites themselves are only accessible by boating there, usually from St George's or one of the resorts with dive operators. Since the reefs here reach to within only ten feet from the surface, this is a good spot for beginners. The reef wall drops 60 feet and there are two wrecks further out, enticing expert divers. Here also is Flamingo Bay, where the greatest numbers of fish can be found. Look for groupers, rays, and jack. If lucky, you might spot black seahorses. Scuba diving in Grenada off Moliniere Point will also reveal an amazing and vast underwater sculpture garden, created by sculptor Jason Taylor from England. The varied life-sized figures below the surface primarily depict people and scenes from Grenada’s history, culture, and folklore.
Good Grenada diving is also found on the northern and southern tips of the main island where there are numerous small islands, and therefore more reefs and coral walls. From Levera National Park and Bathway Beach in the north, you can access dive sites within a protected marine park that stretches all the way to Carriacou Island.
Not all Grenada diving is found on the main island, although this is where the most accessible areas are found. There is great Carriacou diving, especially along the western side of that small island and further north of the island in the Tobago Cays. Tiny Petite Martinique Island is found in this area, and most outfitters and hotels can assist you in diving those reefs. However, most of the Carriacou diving operators are clustered on the western coast around the capital of Hillsborough. Don’t be fooled by the word capital, as this is quite a small town. This is where most of the hotels on the island are located, and most of those are small bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and cottages serving as vacation rentals. Just offshore of Hillsborough and in its sheltered bay the best Carriacou diving can be found, including the Sister Rocks with their Deep Blue wall. Moubouya Island’s Sharky’s Hideaway with its nurse sharks, and Sandy Island with is vast fields of soft coral gardens. Expect to see shrimp galore and giant lobster, stingrays, barracuda, moray eels, and much more.