Advanced Diving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Dubbed the ‘Critter Capital of the Caribbean’, St. Vincent and the Grenadines prides itself on its shallow muck diving sites, but with caves, canyons, wrecks and walls, it also boasts some excellent advanced diving. In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, you can enjoy a variety of dive sites in the company of an array of marine life, including reef sharks, Hawksbill turtles, sea horses and eagle rays. Whether you fancy a relaxing, one-island sojourn or a Caribbean island-hopping odyssey, the relaxed pace of life in St. Vincent and the Grenadines provides you with the ideal environment to turn off and tune out from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and sink into the Caribbean-island vibe as you enjoy its white-sand beaches and clear, turquoise waters...

Mopion Island

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.

Hot Springs

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 vents.

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 diver.

Sail Rock

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...

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