Biggest Shipwreck In The Caribbean
Or Reefs, Walls and Wrecks
Grenada has electric drift diving, mind-blowing macro marine life and the biggest and baddest shipwreck in the Caribbean – the Bianca C, a 183metre/600-foot luxury liner. There are lots of wrecks that litter Grenada’s seascape, both naturally lost and purposely-sunk. You could easily dive just wrecks on Grenada, but you would miss reefs, walls and the underwater sculpture parks that are prolific marine ecosystems. Sister islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinque, also offer fabulous diving opportunities. Drift past encrusted whip corals and an assortment of sponges and sea fans while watching schools of jack, rainbow runners and Creole wrasse. Above the water, Grenada is known as the Spice Island and there are numerous waterfalls and forests to explore
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Visibility – Visibility is usually good and ranges from 15-30 metres/50-100 feet.
Water Temperature – The water averages 26°C/79°F in winter and 28°C/83°F in summer.
Weather – The air temperate ranges from 27°C/80°F in winter to 30°C/87°F in summer, but there usually is a nice breeze. The dry season is between January and May and the rainy season is from June to December, which encompasses the Caribbean’s hurricane season.
Featured Creatures – Bright orange cup coral covers most of the shady portions of the many wrecks off Grenada. Look for spotted eagle rays, stingrays, sea turtles, barracuda and nurse sharks to glide by. The colorful Creole wrasse are plentiful and you may see octopus, moray eels and lizardfish lurking about.
Recommended Training – The PADI Wreck Diver, PADI Deep Diver and PADI Drift Diver courses will help you visit the unique wrecks and drop-offs of Grenada.
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Language – English and Patois (Creole) are widely spoken.
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC). Credit cards are widely accepted.
Major Airports – International and regional flights arrive and depart from the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada. You take an interisland flight to Carriacou.
Electricity and Internet – 230 volts, 50Hz, though hotels may have 110 volt, 50Hz outlets. There are good internet facilities in Grenada.
Topside Attractions – A visit to the spice market in Georgetown and a tour of the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station are must dos on the Spice Island. There are numerous hiking trails through the forest to magnificent waterfalls. Stop by Fort Matthew or Grenada National Museum for a bit of island history.
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