Category Archives: Caribbean

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St Lucia

Saint Lucia is a volcanic island 238 square miles in size, in the eastern Caribbean Sea, located north, northeast of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique.

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Consisting of attractive continental shelves, numerous coral reefs and several sunken ships making artificial reefs, Saint Lucia has a lot to offer the diver. Turtle watching is a great favourite for visitors and special trips are available.

A number of hotels on the west side of the island have dive centres attached and offer diver training should you require it.

At least fifteen dive operators on Saint Lucia are members of ANBAGLO which is the islands dive owners association, giving reassurance to visitors that Saint Lucia takes diving seriously.

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Info on scuba diving met with Louis Lewis the Director of Tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board at the World Travel Market in London on Monday November 7th 2011.  Louis is himself a keen scuba diver so is able to give us his own impression of diving around Saint Lucia.

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All images on this page are courtesy Saint Lucia Tourist Board

For more information on diving in Saint Lucia please visit the official website of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board – www.stlucia.org or www.stlucianow.com

Another resource for information on diving in St Lucia is Caribbean diving dot com – St Lucia, with resorts and dive operators.

 

 

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St Kitts

Saint Kitts is a volcanic (dormant) island located in the Eastern Caribbean and is approximately 68 square miles.

Reef & wreck diving is popular due to the many wrecks from the 16th Century.  Good for both beginers and advanced divers.

There are three main dive centres on the island who can all certify to PADI standard.

Because the island is volcanic the water has excellent visibility and its also known for its great coral.

Info on scuba diving met with Alphonso O’Garro the chairman of St Kitts Tourism Authority & Jennifer Hensley, support manager, at the World Travel Market in London on 7th November 2011. Duration: 6 minutes 53 seconds HD_wt

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For more information please visit the official site of St Kitts Tourism Authority www.stkittstourism.kn

Another resource for information on diving in St Kitts is Caribbean diving dot com – St Kitts, with resorts and dive operators.

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The Bahamas

The Bahamas are just 45 minutes flight time from Miami, Florida in the United States, but are classified as being in the Caribbean.

Enjoying some of the clearest waters in the world, there are many types of dive to be had including cliff, walls, caves, wrecks reef and shark.

Shark varieties include lemon, silky, bull, reef, nurse, tiger and hammerhead.

The Bahamas is composed of over seven hundred islands, sixteen have the infrastructure such as hotels, bed and breakfasts and landing strips for aircraft.

Stuart Cove’s is one of the largest dive operators in the Bahamas operating out of Nassau and they have recently sunk a wreck which is of UK origin to create an artificial reef.  It lies in about 30M just off the north west coast of Nassau.

The water clarity is so good you can stand on the back of your dive boat and see the wreck clearly on the bottom.

Water temperature year round is 28C, 83F with the best time to dive being April or September.

Diving is not rushed or busy so there is no chance of getting back onto the wrong boat.

Info on scuba diving met with Giovanni Grant, District Sales Manager for the Bahamas Tourist Office at the World Travel Market in London to find out about diving in the Bahamas. Duration: 4 minutes 31 seconds HD_wt

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For more information on the Bahamas and diving please visit the official tourism website for The Bahamas – www.bahamas.co.uk

Another resource for information on diving in the Bahamas is Caribbean diving dot com – Bahamas, with resorts and dive operators.

Mustique

Mustique is a small privately owned island in the West Indies. The island forms part of the country of St Vincent and the Grenadines.  It is 2.2 square miles and has one hundred and twenty houses and just one, seventeen room hotel.  The hotel, the Cotton House also has its own dive centre.

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Info on scuba diving met John Petch the sales & marketing manager for the hotel at the World Travel Market in London where he was keen to tell us of his experience learning to dive in this Caribbean hideaway. Duration:Three minutes 38 seconds HD_wt

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For more information on Mustique and the Cotton House Hotel & dive centre, please visit www.cottonhouse.net or www.mustique-island.com

All images on this page courtesy Cotton House Hotel, Mustique

Sandals Resorts

Sandals Resorts operates a “luxury, all inclusive” group of resorts in the Caribbean including Turks & Caicos, Antigua, Saint Lucia and Jamaica.

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Info on scuba diving met with Jeremy Jones, Regional Director, Eastern Caribbean & J Patrick Drake, Patrick Drake, General Manager of Sandals Royal Bahamian, at the World Travel Market in London to talk about the diving Sandals offers its clients. Duration: 8 minutes 32 seconds HD_wt

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All images on this page are courtesy Sandals

For more information on the diving and resorts available please visit www.sandals.co.uk