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Overview

Affectionately known as the Isle of Spice due to its nutmeg and mace crops, Grenada is an island country in the West Indies of the Caribbean Sea.  Grenada sits at the southern end of the Grenadines Island chain and consists of Grenada itself and two smaller islands (Carriacou and Petite Martinique) along with several smaller islands to the North.

The climate is tropical, with temperatures ranging from 22-32°C year-round, and surrounded by warm ocean.  With white sand beaches, waterfalls, chocolate factories, rum distilleries and excellent diving, it’s time to start planning a trip!

Fact File

Capital
Saint George’s
Population
113,700
Languages
English, Grenadian Creole and French
Time
GMT -4
International Dialling Code
+1 473
Currency

East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Tourist Board
International Airports
Maurice Bishop International (GND)

About The Diving

Grenada is a tri-island destination, with the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean (the ‘Bianca C’) and the world’s first underwater sculpture park.  With many other great dive sites, there’s no shortage of choice and lots of great underwater adventures for all levels of diver.

Photos with thanks to Keone Drew and EcoDive Grenada.

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Dive Highlights

There are more than 50 dives sites around Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique with colourful coral reefs, drift diving, wrecks and the sculpture park.  Some of the most famous Grenadian sites are detailed below.

Bianca C

The largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, The Bianca C is an Italian luxury liner that burned and sank just outside St. George’s Harbour in 1961.  Now encrusted with life, it is a stunning site for both marine life and due to the sheer scale of the wreck, best suited for experienced divers. The enormous 180m long wreck sits upright in 50m of water between the reef and the blue.  The bow is at a diveable 30m depth.  Eagle rays, nurse sharks, moray eels, barracuda and schools of Atlantic spadefish are common sights.

Sculpture Park

Created by sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor and installed in 2006 within the Molinere Beausejour Marine Protected Area, the sculptures are varied and interesting.  Located at snorkeling depth, the park provides a draw for visitors, both to observe the artwork and also the diversity of marine life attracted by this artificial reef.

MV Veronika

This shallower wreck is a photographer’s playground and suitable for all divers. Seahorses and frogfish call the wreck home and moray eels move between the crevices.  The surrounding reef is vibrant and the site makes an excellent night dive.

Dragon Bay

The reef at Dragon Bay sits next to a large sandy area, great for spotting octopus and rays.  Suitable for all divers, this site is within the Marine Protected Area and so enjoys healthy, thriving coral reef flora and fauna.

Happy Valley

Considered one of the best dives in Grenada, Happy Valley is within the Marine Protected area and has some stunning coral and abundant life, including some spectacular barrel sponges.  The site is suitable for snorkelers as well as divers. Those who enjoy macro life can spend a happy dive searching out seahorses and pipefish among the reef.

When To Go

Grenada is diveable year round with calmer weather in the dry season between January to May.  In the hurricane season,  August to September, weather can be more unpredictable.  The warm and clear waters provide great sites to dive no matter the time of year.

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