Although Montserrat may be off the beaten path as far as Caribbean dive destinations go, its underwater scenery is nothing short of amazing. Most of the island’s diving is carried out along its protected west coast and around Little Redonda Island, just 16km away.
One of the most popular dive sites is Rendezvous Bay. The site has both a shallow and deep section, but terminates in the most amazing site - a cave home to at least ten different species of bats.
The other most popular dive area is Redonda Island. Here you will find unspoiled marine environments with an abundance of marine life. The six-foot barrel sponges are a site to behold. You can catch a glimpse of these on the same dive that you will find a collection of old ship anchors scattered in a treasure hunt formation.
Divers can expect warm tropical weather year round with waters that range from 79-82°F (26-28°C) and variable visibility depending on the site. While it can rain at any point throughout the year, dry season generally lasts from December to June. July to November brings greater risk of rain, however, you are sure to love diving at any time in the little-visited emerald isle of the Caribbean, Montserrat.
There are daily flights from Antigua to John A. Osborne Airport operated by Fly Montserrat. It is also possible to reach Montserrat by the frequent ferry service from Antigua. Once you are on the island, rental cars and bicycles are the best way to move around. Boat charters, taxis and minibuses are also a possibility.