Diving

Diving in Barbados

 

Barbados has some of the best diving in the Caribbean!

Having been made from coral over thousands of years Barbados is unique in the Caribbean as all the other islands are volcanic.

The diversity of diving in Barbados is incredible with shallow calm dives to more advanced east Coast Atlantic diving. The east coast of Barbados however can only be dived at certain times of the year, even then it is a case of checking conditions on the day!

Our main dive sites are between Carlisle Bay and Oistins, of course we do dive the Stavronikita on the west coast, we dive the Stavro about once a week.

The south coast dive sites consist of inner fringe reefs and outer barrier reefs at around one half miles from shore. Our fringe reefs depths range between 30ft and 60ft and have an abundance of marine life, on the edge of the reefs on the sand we regularly see Eagle rays and Southern Sting ray, Turtles are spotted on most dives.

The outer barrier reefs start at around 60ft and drop to below 100ft on some reefs, average depth 80ft. Barrier reefs have a slopping drop off on both sides of the reef and generally run parallel to shore though there are some exceptions.

For the best of Barbados diving The Dive Shop can’t be beaten!

Barbados truly is the gem of the Caribbean!

The Dive Shop Ltd.

Ameys Alley, Upper Bay Street,St Michael, Barbados, W.I