Grenada

Visit us in the spice isle of Grenada.

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has a single mostly localised touristic spot in the south West corner with an amazing beach called Grande Anse and now also Sandals Pin Gin Beach will be dominating for tourism.

There are a couple of Dive Shops on Grand Anse so it might be better to book an all inclusive rather than a diving package - you will need to check out both options. It is quite hard to find better value than all inclusive plans. The tourist infastructure ok if you want to explore the island you can get a mini bus organised and do it yourself. The centre of Grenada is amazingly green and lush with waterfalls. Known as the island of spice because Grenada produces nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa - the smells of which are evident in the air. It really is LUSH !

Diving The biggest wreck in the Caribbean is here the Bianca C - but the best diving I found was of Carriacou the small island north. And you will probably be diving alone ! Nurse sharks turtles and baracudas can be spotted here frequently.

The Bianca C is from the main island of Grenada but its a difficult dive to do on air with strong currents and it being at a depth of 170 ft. comming up to 100ft. So Nitrox is a better way but for a tech diver it must be brilliant. Also depending on the year the vis can be poor - it's an advanced dive in anyones book who hasn't done it before.

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The beautiful island of Grenada has so much to offer visitors of all types, but is especially great for scuba divers. The waters surrounding the island are filled with interesting wrecks and reefs as well as a volcano. It is known as the ‘wreck diving capital of the Caribbean’ with an incredible 15 wrecks hidden in its waters for divers to choose from, as well as being home to the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean.

Read more: Grenada – A Diver’s Paradise

One visit to the island of Grenada in the Caribbean region will leave you absolutely mesmerized and fascinated. Such is the natural beauty of the island that it is practically impossible for any visitor to remain unaffected by it. No matter how much of the world you have seen or how extensively you have traveled to some of the most picturesque of locations on the planet; visiting Grenada is akin to finding a slice of paradise right here on Earth!

The beaches in Grenada are world famous, but this location is not just about its gorgeous beaches. Yes, tourists may find it extremely difficult to pry themselves away from the sun-kissed beaches of Grenada, but if they do manage to make that happen, a world full of natural splendor awaits them. The region has various spice plantations that have been maintained so well that they are a great look into the history and culture of Grenada. In addition to the beaches and plantations, Grenada has many natural waterfalls that make for a lovely day filled with fun and excitement.

Read more: Grenada – All Inclusive and Family Resorts

When did your interest in the relationship between art and the environment arise? And why.

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when I first became interested, but I believe it has been a fascination throughout my life, even as a young boy. My parents were both English language teachers and as a family we ended up moving from one country to another. Somehow producing a sculpture or making a mark on the landscape kind of felt like a way of belonging. I have always enjoyed the way art can transcend cultural boundaries and express universal feelings. When I moved to the UK in my teens I became heavily involved in the graffiti culture which had just arrived from New York. This provided a platform towards public art which I never realised was possible. Painting trains became an exciting and liberating way to express myself. When I reached nineteen I started at Art collage and went on to study for a further four years. During this time I became interested in how living systems integrated with sculpture. Producing works which were powered by the wind and casting lines made by creatures in the sand.

Read more: Interview 2 with Jason Taylor- Underwater Artist.

- Hi Jason, and thanks for your time to chat with us at Scuba Herald, Jason tell us about who you are and what is Underwater Sculpture?

I am a British Sculptor/Diving Instructor. 32 years of age, currently resident in London. The underwater sculpture gallery is a project aiming to create a unique space which highlights environmental processes and explores the complex relationships between art and its environment.  By creating an artificial reef of sculptures, the ultimate aim of the project is to form a platform to promote the re-generation of marine life and use sculpture as a means of conveying hope and environmental awareness

- How does a young english artist end up spending his time diving in the carribean and setting up underwater sculptures?

I ended up teaching diving in Grenada and I thought I might as well seize the opportunity while I could. I have had the idea of a underwater sculpture park for over 8 eight years and finally found a opening. It had the perfect location and the support from diving community and government. It is also an island of exceptional beauty and I found it very inspiring.

Read more: Interview with an Underwater Artist- Jason Taylor

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Size : 133 sq miles
Population : 105,000.
Main City : St George.
Language : English.
Currency : ECD Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD) at time of press 1 USD = 2.67 XCD

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