Caribbean Blogs

Caribbean Blog

Welcome to the Caribbean an amazingly untouched beauty awaits. Welcoming people and amazing activities to transform you in mind body and spirit.

Dive Operators Alert

Dive Operators Alert

We get a lot of people who are keen on an island in particular and they ask us to send them prices regularly - many think we are a massive dive chain.

What we wanted to tell you about was for each country there is a preffered suppliers list that I can send enquiries to all in one - so a specials list for Honduras for example. When you get a special please let us know. We will obviously need your cooperation for you to get on this priority list.

As the enquiries are from our site readers and they want a quality dive shop - then you will have to make sure your listing with us is up to date and that you are listed in our directory.

You must check your emails. We don't want to send our readers to a dead end ! 

This should not be much work - especially if you delegate it to one of your divemasters. You can upload a photo or blog about this weeks students who passed their open water exam. Or there may have been a particularly exciting sighting that you want to tell us and the community about. Its just keeping the community updated and it makes your dive shop look good.

Continue reading
1
  1333 Hits
  0 Comments
1333 Hits
0 Comments

Always worth a mention when you are the only one left !

Always worth a mention when you are the only one left !

The only remaining tribe of Carib Indians in the Caribbean reside on the reservation called Carib Territory. It is a modern community who has adapted their lifestyle somewhat but have at the same time preserved their ways.

One thing to see is the Escalier Tete Chien at Sineku a natural formation - it isn't on the normal tourism radar so thats why I would like to go and I imagine that like with many places in Dominica it can be a trek before you leave the vehicle !

I don't know who to thank for the images in this post I guess the Carib Indians is a start found here http://www.islandmix.com/backchat/f6/i-am-carib-arawak-west-indian-211879/index2.html

1
  1059 Hits
  0 Comments
1059 Hits
0 Comments

Dominica

Dominica
Why is Dominica called the Nature Isle ?

Each Caribbean destination is blessed but some more than others and Dominica is perhaps the most blessed for nature. 60% of Dominica is covered by rainforrest. It is covered with spikes reaching to the clouds. Perhaps Dominica has been ignored as it is not blessed with beaches and this has kept the traditional resorts and vacationers away. What they don't know is benefiting the hiker right ! The adventure tourist in you should visit and get an alternative vacation. It's hard to consider an island without beaches in the Caribbean. The volcanic nature of the island has perhaps caused the underwater world to be just as jaw dropping with caves and walls and topography to delight many a diver.

Relatively Undiscovered

The other factor that is holding the visitors back perhaps is the need to arrive via boat or small plane as the two airports cannot land big international flights. Melville Hall Airfield north west is more busy than Canefield in the south west.

Ferries arrive at Roseu and you may just be stayingin the Castle comfort area then a taxi is a cheap way to get your pack off.

When to visit Dominica ?

Be careful to visit in the dry part of the year from January to June - this doesnt really apply too much to the other islands but here 'rain da cum'.

Shipwreck Portsmouth Dominica

Continue reading
1
  1611 Hits
  0 Comments
1611 Hits
0 Comments

Carriacou - some reasons to visit.

Carriacou - some reasons to visit.

There are some very interesting reasons to pass by Carriacou if you get to the main island and nation of Grenada. It has some amazing beaches but you should try to get some street party action which is very good and it really feels like a different place than Grenada.

Before we get to that lets thank Lloyd for his superb Carriacou images from flickr >>

The Carriacou Carnival - this year starting very soon the 25th Jan to feb 17th sees verses of Shakespeare recited along with more regular carnival type fun. There are any events organised over this period. Read more >>

The Carriacou Regatta and Big Drum Dance - read more >> Carriacou has held onto pre christian spirituality more than perhaps anywhere else in the Caribbean and the Big Drum Dance is perhaps the best example of this when those passed away talk to their descendants. This is the culmination of the Regatta time in August.

More tips for Grenada and Carriacou

Well Grenada, from my limited perspective.

Continue reading
1
  1434 Hits
  0 Comments
1434 Hits
0 Comments

Hidden away gems online Bonaire blog !

I came across this treasure trove of diving photos from bonaire. I simply like blogs that are very real and so am taking the time to share the link.

Here it is Bonaire Photos

1
  933 Hits
  0 Comments
Tags:
933 Hits
0 Comments

Blue Hole Scuba Dive Video South Andros in the Bahamas

A very interesting dive site indeed and well filmed so not boring to watch.

1
  1009 Hits
  0 Comments
1009 Hits
0 Comments