The Bianca C wreck, known as the 'Titanic of the
Caribbean', is the most famous of the many wreck dives in Grenada, but
in terms of coral cover, the shallower Veronica L wreck
serves as a better advocate for coral diving in Grenada. We also
love hunting for seahorses at Molinere Reef and spotting French
angelfish darting among the coral at Purple Rain, and we would love
to help you experience the underwater delights of this
family-friendly Caribbean getaway.
Divers of all levels can enjoy the colourful coral diving in
Grenada, while some of the deeper sites and wrecks are better
suited to experienced divers. On land, Grenada offers stunning
beaches, rum distilleries and nutmeg plantations to keep you
entertained during your surface intervals, while a visit in August
will enable you to witness the island at its most vibrant, as its
people celebrate the annual Carnival in true Caribbean style.
Veronica L Wreck
While the Bianca C is listed as one of the top ten
wreck dives in the world by several diving publications, Grenada's
shallower wrecks have more vibrant coral cover. The wreck of the
Veronica L has been below the waves for almost thirty
years, and its shallow depth (15 metres) has allowed corals to
flourish. The structure is encrusted with hard corals and sponges,
and there's always the chance to spot a seahorse or a frogfish
seeking refuge on the wreck.
The dive site's name is derived from the numerous creole wrasse
darting to and fro above the coral garden. A dive at Purple Rain
usually involves a gentle drift past whip corals and giant barrel
sponges as you keep an eye out for seahorses and morays hiding
among the colourful corals. Purple Rain is also a great night dive,
when the reef's true colours are highlighted by torchlight.
Molinere Reef is located within Grenada's Marine Protected Area,
adjacent to the Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park. The reef is
a great example of the fine coral diving in Grenada, and the series
of gullies and ridges is home to an array of critters, including
jawfish, seahorses and frogfish.