The tiny, sand-covered islet is around 30ft long and 20ft wide
and is decorated by a solitary thatched parasol. The
picture-perfect island overlooks the Atlantic Ocean to the east and
the Caribbean Sea to the west and is a great place for spotting
reef sharks and eagle rays. As the sun and the moon team up to try
and coax the Atlantic into the Caribbean, water rushes into the
channel, creating exhilarating drift dive conditions.
Keep one eye on the reef and one scanning the blue as you are
pushed along the reef; the larger, silvery fish flash by in the
blue - Caribbean reef sharks, barracuda, kingfish, trevally, wahoo
and tuna - while the more colourful reef fish - angelfish,
butterflyfish, surgeonfish and parrotfish - flit to and fro closer
to the reef. While it can be a gentle drift, when the currents are
running, the dive is among the more advanced diving in St. Vincent
and the Grenadines.
The Lesser Antilles were formed by tectonic activity, and the
area features many volcanoes. Among the more advanced diving in St.
Vincent and the Grenadines is the chance to dive an underwater
volcano and hot spring. Hydrothermal vents on the seabed release
heat and a constant stream of bubbles on this unique dive site, and
you can feel the water temperature rising as you approach the
The geothermal activity has helped corals flourish in the area,
which you will see as you swim along the coral gardens at close to
30 metres in depth. The deeper nature of the dive means it requires
a bit more experience, but is a must-see site for the more advanced
Sail Rock is Petit St. Vincent's signature dive site. The
exposed pinnacle can bear the brunt of the Atlantic currents and is
only accessible to divers who are suitably experienced. Below the
surface, the dive site features superb corals and an intriguing
cave, and the site is home to sharks, turtles, stingrays, amazing
macro life and there's even an old cannon to discover. The dive is
subject to favourable weather conditions, but it is one of the
Caribbean's best kept secrets and arguably the best of the advanced
diving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and if you're very lucky,
you may even spot a tiger shark cruising past in the blue...
With some of the best diving in the Caribbean, St. Vincent and
the Grenadines is a perfect idyll for unplugging and unwinding.
Enjoy the seclusion of a private-island resort on Petit St.
Vincent, rub shoulders with the rich and famous on Mustique, and
bask in the sun on the beautiful beaches of
Bequia. We love this corner of the Caribbean, and our team of
dive travel specialists can put together your dream itinerary.
Whether you want to luxuriate on one island or include St. Vincent
and the Grenadines on a West Indies island-hopping adventure, we
can help you find your Caribbean dream...