Welcome to the our Caribbean Diving website. We have a lot of information on each island not just for diving but also general travel information too. In this way its a good starting point in your quest to find that Caribbean Vacation. It is a balance a need to find that perfect blend between diving and family holiday. We are here to help - with expert knowledge of the culture above and below the water it's worth dropping us a line with your questions.
See if your questions have already been asked and answered in our FAQ's.
If you manage a Dive Resort or shop in the Caribbean you should list here on our site under Dive Resorts - it won't cost you a penny and you will get valuable traffic from this website - real folk surfing the net looking to spend some quality time under the water perhaps with you. Its real easy to submit your Dive Shop just follow this guide.
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Consider these 3 reasons why you could join us.
1) Discuss the resorts and dive operations direct with the owners
2) Create your profile and start your own group or discussions on something YOU are passionate about in the right place.
3) Upload some photos you have taken above and below the water - we want to show the world how much fun the Caribbean is.
The islands are also a great place to learn to dive with fantastic warm water, great visibility and low or non existant currents. Also you get the best diving schools and the best scuba instructors. Look out for PADI diving and you will be assured of a high standard in diving equipment and professionalism. We also feature the best information on Caribbean Cruise Diving so that at each Caribbean cruise port you can plan to dive in advance the best dive spots for that island with the best operators at the best prices.
Furthermore to help you find what kind of Caribbean holiday you are after from fantastic Caribbean all inclusive resorts to Luxury Caribbean Resorts or independent travel. The Caribbean Islands welcome everyone.
We have a new section for Caribbean restaurants so that when you come you can get some recommendations already depending on which island you are on- Please let us know your favourite one! Please don't forget to contribute something- we all need and value your opinion as an individual.
The culture is so varied and fascinating attracting the worlds past pirate adventurers and modern day scuba divers and scuba instructors. There are numerous Caribbean live aboard diving options or you can book a from our selection of Caribbean diving holidays.
The Caribbean islands in general are safe have fantastic people ready to welcome you and who will engage you in conversation as sometimes its too darn hot to do much else, well unless you go get in the water ! But we also show you what you can do while off gassing by way of tours and excursions. Perhaps for some of you cruise shippers.
It may not be the best diving in the world in some respects but do you really want to be stuck on a liveaboard
or face 2 days of travel to perhaps see your schooling Hammerheads if you get lucky ? Of course you do sometimes - but not every year.
And if your going to do it often then plan ahead to retiring here in the Caribbean! Have a look through the islands and get some ideas about your next Caribbean Vacation.
Buying property in the Caribbean is a hot ticket, being so close to the U.S. and Canada, it is home to many expats. It almost feels like an annexe.
So come and explore the website join in our community to share information that helps us all, upload some photos or create your own group! Or just ramble in the Caribbean Diving Forum.
Send us some news, we really would love to hear from you.
But when you get here slow down ! Drink a cocktail on the beach at sunset and prepare your dive gear !
10 Caribbean Things not to miss before you die (blah blah blah) lets get on with it !
1) Swimming with Dolphins
Not every island offers it but the Bahamas do pretty much the most interactive show ! Just see here.
2) The Music in Cuba
If you are anywhere in Cuba you just need to open your ears for this super easy and super cheap ! But you can get to mix with the locals in the Casa De La Musica in both the Capital Havana and Trinidad, the later you will get dragged to your feet for some lessons probably by some ex resistance fighters !
You may not agree with all of the dive sites and destinations I decided on here and there are some places like the Tobago keys we don’t list though they are excellent locations just their remoteness makes them a difficult spot for the sport diver to get to and dive. I want this article to just give you a starting place for you to plan a Caribbean vacation diving trip around a special dive site or island, from that pick a dive operator or resort based on your needs. But indeed anywhere there are places to get away from it all you will have a dive site nearby with schooling blue tangs or a cruising turtle and the diverse culture that will entertain you for your stay.
Wreck of the Bahama Mama, New Providence, Bahamas One of the better chances to see the Caribbean Reef Sharks that make the area home. If you miss the sharks then head over to Shark Dive, Nassau (Walker's Cay) there you are pretty much guaranteed a lesser natural environment and thus much less interesting to the author. If you are in Bimini then check Victory Reef and Sugar Wreck, Grand Bahama Island.
For Nassau Steel Forest is not one nor two but three wrecks, situated together and have some great swim throughs for the more experienced diver.
What Caribbean Islands are good for you if you are looking for a Family Holiday ? The Caribbean is an ideal place to take children if you have a resort that is used to children. Of course you should never let your children wander round with any less care that you would normally. The activities on offer will really develop an interest in your children and family alike. Take Scuba Diving for example, the conditions are perfect in the Caribbean.
Popular Caribbean Liveaboard Scuba-Diving Options
We have selected some good places to start in your online research for the best Caribbean Liveaboard Diving experience. Please contact us if you have anything to add or some reviews on your own experiences.
Caribbean yacht charters & sailing Boat Caribbean offers crewed sailing and motor yacht charters in the Caribbean
To truly dive the diversity of the Bahamas due to its size a liveaboard is a popular way to go. Even then no one liveaboard can do all the Bahamas its just too big.
The Caribbean Explorer II goes to the southern Bahamas (San Salvador, Rum Cay, Conception Island, Cat Island, and Long Island)
The Aquacat catamaran does a 9 day trip to the islands of the Exumas especially the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, you get to snorkel with lemon sharks and rays on this trip.
Blackbeard Cruises, Cat Pplau Liveaboard also does a 9 day London to London catamaran a good report here
Caribbean Fish ID Mobile App
FREE English/Españole iOS (iphone ipad) Identification guide app containing 5500+ images for 1600 species of Caribbean fishes.
Download here or search in iTunes for "Fishes Greater Caribbean"
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Caribbean Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
- St Kitts
- St. Eustatius (Statis)
- St. Lucia
- St. Maarten
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- St.Maarten St.Martin
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos
- United States of America
- United States Virgin Islands