St Vincent diving is one of the activities for which this island is well known. The Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines consists of over 30 islands, many of which are surrounded by vibrantly colored coral reefs, and all of them surrounded by crystal blue waters. There is a treasure trove of dive sites in St Vincent and the Grenadines where you can witness a vast array of marine life, from tropical fish to eagle rays and giant green sea turtles. And a major advantage of St Vincent snorkeling and diving, besides the amazing waters and reefs, is that there are far fewer crowds than there are in many other popular dive destinations in the Caribbean. The remoteness and tranquility, coupled with the raw, natural beauty of these waters makes diving here extremely alluring.
It generally takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get to the most popular dive sites in St Vincent and the Grenadines, whether you are enjoying Bequia diving or underwater explorations of other areas like Tobago Cays and Union Island. The majority of the St Vincent diving spots are located on the leeward (western) side of the island. There are moorings set in place to ensure that the precious coral reefs do not get destroyed. This ensures that these spectacular reef waters remain in tact and that people boating and diving in the Grenadines can continue to enjoy these amazingly colorful and vibrant waters.
The Forest is the name of one of the most popular dive sites in St Vincent and the Grenadines. It is known for giant, soft coral formations and tons of marine life, including scores of colorful, tropical fish. The views are just as lovely above the surface as well, as you can witness large waves crashing on the shore in the distance. You can expect to see sea whips and sea plumes moving about in the ever-pulsing underwater currents at this dive location. The Garden is another favorite area for St Vincent diving, featuring soft and hard corals.
The Wall is one of the most vivid and visually stunning places for diving in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The cliffs above the water protrude out into the sea, and the life that you will find flourishing below it is nothing short of spectacular. Orca Point is one more exciting place where divers of all stripes will be treated to visions of amazing reef creatures, including crabs, frog fish, and peacock flounders. The Steps is also a place where you will be intrigued by the huge numbers of fish and other marine life. This particular site is located below the tall cliffs of Fort Charlotte. There are some absolutely amazing tropical fish to see here, some of which have colorful designs like nothing you may have ever seen before.
Other popular dive sites in St Vincent and the Grenadines include Bat Cave, Orca 2, Critter Corner, Bottle Reef, Coral Castle, and Turtle Bay. Whether you plan to enjoy Bequia diving, Canouan diving, or perhaps just some leisurely snorkeling off of St Vincent, you are sure to have a memorable time. Be sure to bring your camera if you have one for stunning macro photography.