Our first experience of the Pure Grenada Dive Fest was diving the wonderful sister island of Carriacou. A 2 hour ferry ride from the mainland and we were transported to an idyllic Caribbean island, eager to jump into the water and explore the turquoise waters. Our first day of diving was with Deefer Diving, and they suggested we did a quick dive under the jetty while we waited for the first boat dive of the day. We love a pier dive, so quickly donned our gear and headed into the water. We were blown away by what we saw as our heads dropped under the gentle waves – thousands of fish, darting this way and that to avoid predators lurking nearby.
The reefs around Carriacou are in pristine condition too. The first two days of Dive Fest were themed “Isle of Reefs” and “Environment Day” and saw us doing 4 dives with both Deefer Diving and Lumbadive. Probably the most famous dive on Carriacou is The Sisters, with currents regularly bringing nutrients to the site, the corals and marine life are prolific here.
There are also a couple of nice small wrecks to explore, and we finished our final dive to find our smiling dive guide posing on a recently wrecked yacht that has already seen schools of small fish making this their new home.
Carriacou is one of those islands that is friendly, beautiful and has great diving. Two days was certainly not enough to fully appreciate what it has to offer and only made us want to return and explore some more.
If you want to read more about our time at Pure Grenada Dive Fest be sure to pick up a copy of the new Dive Travel Adventures magazine! You can find out where you can obtain your personal printed copy HERE or download a digital version for free, right HERE!
If you want to try out Pure Grenada Dive Fest 2020 for yourself, it will be held from 3rd to 9th October and details will be posted here.
More blogs about our Grenada adventures to follow….
Find out more about the islands here.