If you are an enthusiastic diver or just want to try it for the first time, Barbados is the perfect Caribbean island to go to. It is the ideal base for underwater exploration because the crystal clear waters that surround it are full of fascinating features. Coral reefs and shipwrecks provide the ideal environment for marine life and help explain why diving vacations amidst this underwater paradise are so popular. Add the perfect weather conditions and miles of coastline to the mix, and you will get the best Caribbean island for diving and snorkeling.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have experience with diving since the best places are accessible even for complete beginners and companies across the island offer facilities such as guided excursions, diving lessons, and equipment rental. Book a day on the water and you will surely come back for more, wanting to explore popular sites like Maycocks Bay, Dottin’s, Shark Bank and Bell Buoy. You will not be alone in the water, since Barbados is full of aquatic life, and you will dive between Stingray, Manta rays, Barracuda, Angelfish, Grouper, Parrotfish, Triggerfish and Seahorses.
If you are not ready for the diving experience, head to the west coast of the island. Here the waters are clear and calm, with visibility ranging from 50 to 95 feet. Without venturing far from the coast, you can dive and enjoy the underwater landscape and the marine life it attracts.
Written by DivingBarbados.com Staff!