Explore the Caribbean with Dive Worldwide

23rd Sep 2002

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The islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are part of the Dutch Caribbean and very close to the Venezuelan coast, meaning that they are outside the hurricane belt; this coupled with an arid environment and minimal rainfall means great visibility and hence the diving is excellent all year round. Each island is distinctive with a heady mix of cultures from Africa, South America and Europe especially Holland, but what they share in common is wonderful diving. The protected marine parks, some from as early as 1979, ensure that the reefs are in good condition and teeming with life. On each island there is diving to suit all levels of ability and for the non-diver plenty of alternative activities in the national parks or on the water. Why stay on one island when it is easy to combine two or three?
Tobago is an ecological haven, with 210 species of birds, ancient tropical rainforests, protected leatherback and green turtles and migrating whale sharks. With the Caribbean Sea on its north shore and the Atlantic Ocean on its south, combined with nutrient rich waters, Tobago has some of the best diving in the world. The challenging drift diving sweeps past amazing scenery of untouched reefs and walls, boasting a vast array of marine species in a rainbow of colours. This however does not mean it is only suitable for experienced divers, there are many sites that offer gentle dives for beginners. Tobago is easily combined with other islands such as Trinidad and Grenada so why not see two islands instead of one?
Known as the Spice Island of the Caribbean, Grenada is the most spectacular of the Windward Islands with an unsullied, natural beauty both in and out of the water. Miles of white coral sand beaches, volcanic peaks covered with dense lush rain forest broken by meandering streams and dramatic waterfalls. Lying only 100 miles from the coast of Venezuela, Grenada is safely away from the hurricane belt and with its many sheltered bays is a mecca for diving. Tour picturesque St George with its harbour, museums and ruins, visit spice factories and working distilleries. A rich history, great food and relaxing atmosphere make this the ideal holiday destination.

St Lucia is one of the prettiest Caribbean islands famous for the Piton peaks, dense rainforest, magical waterfalls and natural wildlife both above and below the water. Created from an underwater volcano St Lucia is a diver`s paradise being as mountainous below sea level as it is above. With the formation of national parks care has been exercised to ensure that the island, as well as the surrounding water remains as pristine as it was a generation ago. Both beginner and experienced divers will enjoy the stunning variety of corals, sponges and marine life in the warm crystal waters. A few submerged shipwrecks, the opportunity to see whales, dolphins and turtles as well as a mysterious, mythical serpentine creature known as “The Thing” adds to the excitement.

Cozumel is a relatively small island just 28 miles long and 10 miles wide located just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Surrounded by the second largest coral reef in the world and situated in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea it has long been a favourite for scuba divers. Cozumel is mainly covered in dense jungle and swamps, scattered with the intriguing ruins of the great Mayan civilization. As well as being rich in history, Cozumel also has some superb beaches, which when linked with its affordable resorts and diving makes Cozumel an attractive holiday destination.

The Turks and Caicos Islands consists of 40 islands of which only 8 are inhabited. With the third largest coral reef system in the world and over 200 miles of white sandy beaches it is not surprising that the islands are a premier diving and snorkelling destination. The two island chains sit atop a shallow bank, separated by an abyssal channel. Depths just offshore approach 12,000 feet, and this meeting place of deep and shallow means huge sponges, healthy corals and dense concentrations of marine life plus a mecca for wall diving. The Columbus Passage serves as a major transit lines for migrating humpback whales, spotted eagle rays, manta rays, turtles and dolphins - a highlight for divers and non-divers a like! Providenciales, or more commonly known as “Provo”, is often considered one of the prettiest islands of the Turks and Caicos. Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, excellent visibility, pristine reefs and abundant marine life means it has some of the best diving in the Caribbean.




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