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I was in Grenada with the group of divers using the affiliation  We dived the Bianca C.  It was my first dive to this depth and to this wreck.  Fantastic.  Not enough time down there though, so I plan to go back for more.  I have been to Grenada so far three times in a year and I will continue my love affair with Grenada next month when I return to do my wreck and deep specialties.  There are some new wrecks which have been recently sunk, one at 36 metres, the 60m Hildur and two in front of Grand Anse beach at 18m.  There are other wrecks, of course, 14, I believe.  I dived the Shakem, an interesting freighter at about 32m and the shallower Veronica as well a catarmaran.

It is a great place to gain experience, and confidence. The dive staff at Aquanauts are dedicated and professional and do not miss a thing. I did things  I would never have imagined myself doing when I learnt to dive in Spain a year before, at the age of 49. The best dives are the drifts out in the Atlantic.  There are some difficult entries and exits, due to the currents, but the boat staff look after you and make sure you are in the right place at the right time.  The extra effort is worth it.  We saw nurse sharks and rays close up, as well as baracudas,frog fish, turtles and eels.  But on the Caribbean side there are many seahorses including a pregnant one and Paul can take you straight to them! I even did my first night dive, thanks to Bruce and saw octopus, eels, cuttlefish in a relaxing 50 minute dive from boat to shore.

The beautiful sunsets and friendly, most helpful people make this a place hard to beat in my opinion.  I shall return time and again, for the magic and uniqueness of the island.  I am purchasing a cosy apartment just yards from the beautiful beach of Mourne Rouge, (special offer to divers- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  There are beautiful waterfalls to explore, tropical rainforests, traditional villages and even the turtles nest in the north at a certain time of year and can be observed.  Food is fabulous, restaurants plentiful and local events such as "fish friday" in Gouyave weekly.

Try Grenada!