Caribbean Diving Holidays: An Overview
The Caribbean remains one of the most special destinations on the planet with its combination laidback luxury, diverse islands (of which there are over 700) and easy access from both the UK and US. The diversity above the waves is reflected beneath and there's something for everyone when diving in the Caribbean.
Culturally the Caribbean is incredibly varied with influences from the British, Spanish, French and Americans all apparent. Each island also has its own distinct vibe, for instance if you want some authentic Caribbean flare, head to Grenada, whereas the Bahamas is more catered towards tourism, while St Vincent & the Grenadines is the place for a hyper-luxurious, exclusive holiday experience.
The strange thing about a Caribbean diving holiday is that great diving and great hotels seem to be almost mutually exclusive. Here at Original Diving, we have spent a lot of time hunting down the places where you can have both great Caribbean diving and great accommodation.
To get more specific about the diving, there's a huge variety of marine experiences on offer in the Caribbean, from incredible shark encounters in the Bahamas (and also swimming pigs for a slightly less intense experience!), to wreck diving in Grenada and healthy coral and macro life in St Vincent and the Grenadines.