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Home to so many of our favourite dive destinations, the Caribbean is packed with an amazing variety of underwater adventures and incredible topside experiences. There is so much to do and see across the colourful islands of the Caribbean! Each destination has its own characteristics and charm but the warm welcome you will receive as a visitor is guaranteed each and every time.
Read on for some of our highly recommended dive spots and enjoy your next dive travel adventure Caribbean-style…

All Star Liveaboards – Exuma Cays, Bahamas

Tel: + 1 954 734 7111
Email: info@allstarliveaboards.com
Web: https://allstarliveaboards.com/bahamas-liveaboard-diving/

All Star Liveaboards is celebrating 42 years of business, making them the longest running liveaboard company in the world. We’ve explored all corners of the Bahamas both above and below the surface.

The best dive sites we found were in the pristine waters of the Exuma Cays, one of first marine parks in the world and home to some of the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean. In the Exuma Cays, divers can enjoy vertical walls, blue hole, swift drifts like the washing machine, wrecks, and reefs with large schools of jacks, magnificent macro, and frequent shark sightings.

All Star’s Bahamas fleet includes all levels of luxury from Blackbeard’s Cruises dormitory-style accommodations, to the ultimate luxury liveaboard – the Aqua Cat.

“Twice the fun, Half the Cost!” Blackbeard’s is just that. Divers compare it to camping at sea, but with air-conditioning. The open-air sailboat makes guests feel a closer connection to the water, the ability to disconnect and form new friendships with like-minded travellers onboard. All-inclusive for just $1,055 includes up to 19 dives, all meals, beverages and accommodations.

Guests looking for more space and amenities…. Look no further than the Cat Ppalu. This 65ft. catamaran accommodates 12 guests in 6 private cabins. Cat Ppalu is the perfect vessel for small groups or family charters. Dive, snorkel and explore uninhabited islands by kayaks or paddleboard.

For those that want the ultimate luxury liveaboard, book a trip aboard the Aqua Cat. This 102 ft. catamaran offers spacious cabins with en suite bath, large windows and ample storage. Aqua Cat also has a 28ft jet drive boat to escort guests to a variety of shore excursions, eco-adventures and water sport activities. No matter which vessel you choose, All Star Bahamas will deliver a 5-star experience.

Facebook: @allstarliveaboards  |   Instagram: @allstarliveaboards


Barbados Blue, Barbados

Tel: +1 246 230 3064 (WhatsApp)
Email: info@divebarbadosblue.com
Web: www.divebarbadosblue.com

Owned and operated by PADI AmbassaDiver, Andre Miller, the Barbados Blue team is ready to welcome you to share our passion for adventure, exploration and love for the underwater world.

As a PADI AWARE partner, we are dedicated to teaching ecology while doing our part to help our oceans. With a variety of eco-minded projects, we are able to get all those who enjoy our beautiful shores and 365 days of warm water diving to come find out what we’re doing – and join in! We are honoured to be recipients of the PADI Global Ambassador for Conservation and the Green Star Award.

Based at the Hilton Resort in Carlisle Bay, we offer Daily Diving, Training and Groups Trips to over 30 dive sites, most of which are just minutes from the shop, keeping the trips relaxed and back in time for topside adventures or happy hour relaxation. Sea turtles, seahorses, rays, barracudas and east coast sharks are regular visitors for our divers and snorkelers in our brag worthy beautiful Barbados Blue tropical clear visibility.

To extend the adventure we have a sister dive shop, Eco Dive in Grenada, on the famous Grand Anse Beach. Between our island-hopping shops we share the claim to fame of being the southern Caribbean’s first and premier PADI Freediving and Coral First Aid Centres. For the more adventurous diver, ask us about a Grenadines cruise on MV Mojito and dive your way from Barbados to Grenada on a bucket list trip of a lifetime.

Ask us how you can help save a reef or experience the bubble free bliss of freediving; we can change your life. Join us for an experience you won’t forget!

Special Offer

We want to show off our Marine Park, so we will give any 10 dive package and higher a Free 2pm dive for every paid diver (50% off). For every 6th diver, we will comp the “lucky 7th” diver.

We are the only PADI Five Star Resorts that can teach the PADI Coral Reef First Aid courses and for every 6 students we shall comp the 7th student.

Facebook: @BarbadosBlue  |   Instagram: @barbados_blue


Buddy Dive Resort – Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Tel: +599 717 5080
Email: info@buddydive.com
Web: www.buddydive.com

Buddy Dive Resort is a full-service dive resort and 5 Star PADI Career Development Centre that has something to offer for every diver and leisure traveller.

The spacious studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments have air-conditioned bedrooms, a kitchen, and every bedroom has its own bathroom, plus either a porch or balcony with views of the blue ocean or tropical garden.

The dive shop houses a full retail and equipment rental centre. Buddy Dive’s professional dive team can teach all types of courses from open water to complete instructor development courses. The comfortable dive boats depart three times a day to explore those dive sites not accessible from shore. For those that want to explore the shore dive sites of shore dive paradise Bonaire, the unique two-lane Drive Thru air and nitrox filling station offers you the convenience of picking up your dive tanks daily. Additionally, Buddy Dive offers a full-service technical diving facility.

Complete with 2 restaurants, 2 swimming pools and 2 raised sand beaches, you will have everything in place to make your (dive) vacation one to remember. The resort’s very own rental fleet allows you the flexibility of exploring the island at your own pace.

When booking the famous Drive & Dive package you will have everything needed for a successful week of diving: Accommodation, daily breakfast buffet, airport transfers, shore diving with unlimited air and nitrox (plus optional boat dives) and a rental vehicle.

Our Drive & Dive package includes:

  • 7 nights in selected accommodation
  • 7 days rental vehicle
  • 6 days of unlimited shore diving
  • Free Nitrox upgrade
  • American style breakfast daily
  • Free Wifi
  • Airport transfers
  • All government taxes.

Facebook: @buddydiveresort  |   Instagram: @buddydiveresort


Don Foster’s Dive Cayman Ltd – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Tel: +1 345 938 4000
Email: dfdops@donfosters.com
Web: www.donfosters.com

Don Foster’s Dive Cayman 2.0 – Eco friendly, knowledgeable & passionate!

We are prepared to receive visitors. We are taking bookings for boat diving, shore diving and Scuba lessons. Our Dive Instructors are ready to teach and our Guides ready to show you the world below the waves. Our staff have over ten years of experience diving our waters and are fully vaccinated!

DFD 2.0 is a smaller version of a grand icon of the dive industry. Our passion towards diving and the Ocean continues to grow. With a strong orientation toward Underwater Photography, we commit ourselves to search for the hard-to-find creatures and fish.

We have introduced Black Water Diving to the Cayman Islands and are the sole providers of this unique experience.

For experienced (and self-sufficient) divers, our new “Tanks4Calling” allows you to reserve tanks for shore diving from our facility, at any time.

We are oriented to provide great diving opportunities with our two dive vessels, Cayman Wall and Cayman Sky, as well as spectacular shore diving and snorkeling from our waterfront location. “Casuarina Point Reef” offers great wall & shallow dives. Adjacent to Devil’s Grotto, one of most famous shore dives.

Keep learning. Keep exploring. Keep diving!

Special Offer

  • Exclusive 10% discounted on all dive packages and courses when you quote the code DFDSV001.

Facebook: @donfostersdive  |   Instagram: @donfostersdive


Dive Travel Curaçao – Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean

Tel: +5999 699 5297 (WhatsApp)
Email: reservations@divecuracao.info
Web: www.divecuracao.info

Are you thinking about your next Caribbean dive vacation?  With so many incredible world-class destinations to choose from it is understandable that you may be unsure, or even confused, where to start?  Well keep reading because diving in Curaçao should be on your list.

Why?  Because if you are looking for amazing diving accommodations, adventure, healthy and vibrant fringing coral reef systems, world class boat and shore diving plus a diverse range of underwater landscapes then visit Dive Curacao today to start discovering the endless possibilities that Curacao has to offer for your next Caribbean diving vacation getaway!

BUT where are the BEST dive resorts in Curaçao? Of course accommodation will always play a prominent role in any travel experience.  That is why Dive Travel Curacao has partnered with the BEST Curaçao Dive Resorts, Hotels and Apartments for individual divers, groups, families, and your friends.

At Dive Travel Curacao we are committed to provide our clients with a high level of service, a responsibility for dive safety, excellent value & wonderful accommodations. Let our expert Dive Travel team guide you in planning your next Caribbean dive vacation today. Contact us directly for individual curated dive vacations or customized group travel packages.

It’s time to Dive Curacao! Dive in and discover amazing Sleep and Dive experience packages at the best Curaçao dive resorts today!

Whether it is LionsDive Beach Resort or Sunscape Curacao Beach Resort, these best in class dive resorts are committed to delivering you the highest-quality Curacao dive experience in combination with Ocean Encounters, the on-site dive shop.

Start thinking of packing your mask, fins, dive computer, certification card and your thirst for adventure as you consider traveling to Curacao, one of the best overall scuba diving destinations in the Caribbean and Atlantic region for 2022. WHY?  Because Curaçao is an incredible Dutch Caribbean island that is a world class scuba diving and vacation destination! We invite you to visit Dive Travel Curaçao and let us help you discover Curaçao so you can “feel it for yourself”!

Facebook: @divetravelcuracao  |   YouTube: @DiveCuracao


Nature Island Dive – Soufriere, Dominica

Tel: +1 767 245 6505
Email: natureislanddive@gmail.com
Web: www.natureislanddive.com

Nature Island Dive is located in Soufriere, Dominica within the Soufriere Scott’s Head Marine Reserve.

We offer scuba diving, dive certification courses and snorkeling in the beautiful southwest of the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica.

Our passion is the sea and we love to share it with you! Our conservation efforts include Lionfish control, reef surveys and monitoring, marine environment protection and more. We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the incredible beauty of Dominica’s underwater world, so we work hard every day both to preserve it and to introduce people to it.

We are well-known for diving in small groups and for our personalised customer service. Once you hand us your gear, we take care of it for you for the rest of your stay: we set it up on the boat each day, and then we rinse, dry and store it for you until the next day.

Our team has been diving in the Marine Reserve since 1994 and we have a bucketful of expertise: fish Id, coral ID, conservation, marine protection, underwater photography and lionfish control to name a few areas.

Our on-premises cafe serves Lionfish Sandwiches, Fresh Ground Coffee and Local Fruit Smoothies. WiFi included!

Dive Package Special

How about one of the best value dive packages in the region?

  • 10 dives per person with the amazing dive team from Nature Island Dive
  • 7 Nights Accommodation at a fully equipped apartment within easy walking distance of the Dive Center.

We transport your gear to and from the Apartment on your first and last day of diving. Airport Transfers and Marine Park User Fees are also included.

The best diving in the Caribbean, with an amazing dive team, short boat rides and the best fresh ground coffee on the island… Are you ready?

Facebook: @natureislanddive |   Instagram: @natureislanddivers


Eco Dive – Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique

Tel: +1 473 405 7777 (WhatsApp)
Email: info@ecodivegrenada.com
Web: www.ecodivegrenada.com

Established on the Spice Isle, Grenada in 1996, Eco Dive is locally owned and operated since 2009 by Marine Biologists Christine Finney (PADI Torchbearer Award Winner 2022) and Andre Miller (PADI AmbassaDiver).

Located on Grand Anse Beach, voted the #1 World’s Best Beaches by CN Travel, Eco Dive is a full service 5-Star PADI 100% AWARE Scuba Diving and Freediving Centre offering training options in both English and French. Based at the beautiful family run Coyaba Beach Resort and the new all-inclusive Royalton Grenada, Eco Dive is ideally located for short boat trips to Grenada’s best dive sites. Our services include Daily Tours in Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, PADI training and private custom charters on MV Mojito with reach to our out-islands to get off the beaten path.

Grenada offers an incredible variety of diving and we can customise packages to your requirements offering wreck diving, beautiful healthy coral reef diving, exploration of the underwater sculpture park, drift diving, summer shark diving, nice long profiles, and small professionally guided groups.

We love what we do and hope that you will join us.

Our goals are safe, fun and professional activities that increase our awareness and appreciation of the natural world. We take a lot of pride in Grenada’s natural marine beauty and are proud Green Star Award recipients and supporters of the PADI AWARE and local youth scholarship programmes. We also offer research volunteer opportunities and Coral First Aid Distinctive Specialty training with our in-house Marine Biologists.

With our sister shop, Barbados Blue Watersports, we are the southern Caribbean’s premier Scuba Diving and Freediving Centres.

Come visit Pure Grenada and join us for some Pure Diving!

Special Offer

Book a 10+ dive package (between May and October) in advance and get two free afternoon dives:

  • Afternoon 1-tank boat dive
  • Complimentary guided shore dive to explore the patch reefs and seagrass bed habitats in front of the dive shop.

Facebook: @EcoDiveGrenada |   Instagram: @eco_dive_grenada


Golden Rock Dive Center – St Eustatius (aka Statia), Dutch Caribbean

Tel: +1 307 660 8001 (WhatsApp)
Email: info@goldenrockdive.com
Web: www.goldenrockdive.com

At Golden Rock Dive Center (GRDC), we pride ourselves on being the “Small, Friendly, and Flexible” dive shop.  We specialize in small groups of divers offering quality service without the ego.  Our customers experience an authentic island get-away without mass tourism.  We offer a relaxed atmosphere where our divers get to dive the way they want, and students have the quality time with their instructors.  Our customers leave feeling like family, not just another diver on an over-crowded boat.

With over 1000 hectares of protected coral reef, we have almost as much reef environment as Bonaire and Saba combined.  Along with the authentic and safe island experiences, coming to Statia is like stepping back into the Caribbean 30 years ago.

Diving on Statia is very diversified with sites for all levels and interests.  With over 30 dives sites, most on moorings, Statia boasts several dive ecosystems:  new wrecks (including the Charles L. Brown and a night dive on The Chien Tong), historic archeological sites with anchors, blue beads, and bottles from the 1700 and 1800’s, well preserved coral encrusted lava flows, and more… all under the protection of the St. Eustatius Marine Park and Reserve since 1997.

Dive Package Special

  • 10% off dive/hotel packages when booked directly with Golden Rock Dive Center for 2 or more divers.  Prices starting at $1161USD.

Dive at GRDC and stay at either Old Gin House or the brand-new Golden Rock Resort!

For travel by July 31, 2022.  Maximum 12 pax. Contact us for more details.

Facebook: @GoldenRockDiveCenter  |   YouTube: @GoldenRockDiveCenter


Dive Antilles – St Vincent and the Grenadines

Tel: +1 784 527 3406
Email: info@diveantilles.com
Web: www.diveantilles.com

Come discover the gem of the Antilles. At Dive Antilles you will be treated like part of the family. We are a 5* PADI dive shop based on the beautiful Villa beach in St. Vincent.

We offer unbeatable service while making sure you have a safe and unforgettable experience. We mainly cater to small groups, making sure we can give you the best and most personal service possible. However we can also cater for larger group bookings for dive clubs on request.

St. Vincent has some of the best diving in the Caribbean, with healthy reefs, an abundance of schooling fish and a variety of dive sites which include wrecks, walls and shallow reefs. St Vincent is the perfect place for beginners and advanced divers alike; we truly have something for everyone. The Island also has a lot to offer above the water. If you enjoy secluded beaches, hikes and waterfalls then this is the place for you, so come and see it for yourself!

Special Offer

For just $630 USD we offer 5 days of 2 tank boat dives, giving you a 10% discount off our normal rate. This package can be made even better if you are bringing your own equipment, making it just $540USD! If you are also looking for a place to stay we can add on a hotel package as well. Contact us to find out more!

Facebook: @diveantilles  |   Instagram: @diveantilles


Tobago Dive Experience – Speyside, Tobago

Tel: +1 868 474 7904 (WhatsApp)
Email: Tobagodiveexperience@gmail.com
Web: www.tobagodiveexperience.com

Tobago is bathed by the influx of the Guyana current, which transports the nutrient-rich waters of Venezuela’s Orinoco River to the reefs lying off Tobago’s shores. Waiting to consume the seemingly endless supply of nutrients is an abundance of reef fish living in one of the most breathtaking ecosystems the Caribbean has to offer. Tobago is also one of the few places in the Caribbean that you can see Mantas!

Tobago Dive Experience are based in Speyside and are ready to provide for all of your diving needs, from scuba diving, snorkeling and full PADI and NAUI training!

Dive Package Special

  • 7 night package includes round trip airport transfers, oceanfront accommodations (full kitchen, airco, WiFi), continental breakfast daily, 10 one tank boat dives, gear and all taxes. £775 Diver Rate/£345 Non Diver Rate
  • 14 night package includes round trip airport transfers, oceanfront accommodations (full kitchen, airco, WiFi), continental breakfast daily, 20 one tank boat dives, gear and all taxes. £1500 Diver Rate/£600 Non Diver Rate

One and Two Bedroom apartments are available. Contact us for single, triple and quad occupancy. The oversized two bedroom suites are ideal for families or friends travelling together.

We specialise in small groups and offer great booking incentives for groups over 7 people.

Facebook: @tobagodiveexperience   |   Instagram: @tobagodiveexperience


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Cayman Bogue swim fundraiser adds sister island event for 2023

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Swimmers from around the world invited to traverse ‘The Bogue’ in this 10K swim from Cayman Brac to Little Cayman for CCMI.

In September 2021, 16 local swimmers took on the challenge of swimming from Cayman Brac to Little Cayman, an open water swim of approximately 10 kilometres, to raise money for local non-profit the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI). After a very successful and fun initial experience, the organisers plan to make this an annual event to help bring endurance swimming events to the Sister Islands.

With such interest after the inaugural event, the 2023 Cayman Bogue Swim has increased the number of available registrations to 50 swimmers, has opened registration to swimmers both locally and abroad, will include several categories of registration, and will feature an expanded weekend of fun and activity in Little Cayman. Participants and their supporters can plan to join other Bogue swimmers for a welcome drinks/packet pick up event on the Friday evening, Bogue Bash: Band and BBQ celebration dinner on the Saturday evening, a tour of CCMI, and more. The weekend will begin Friday, 28th April 2023, with the actual swim starting at 8 am on Saturday, 29th April. The swim starts at Scott’s Dock, Cayman Brac and finishes at Point of Sand on Little Cayman.

Swimmers can choose to register in the competitive ‘race’ category, open water swim category, or as a relay team of two or four persons. No matter the race registration category, the Cayman Bogue Swim is an opportunity for swimmers of all ages, backgrounds, and mixed ability to share in a unique physical and mental challenge that has only been completed by a small number of swimming enthusiasts.

Swimmers can register for the event at https://donate.reefresearch.org/BogueSwim2023. Registration is US $325/person, and it includes event registration, welcome pack, event shirt, event swim cap, entry to welcome drink event/packet pick-up, locally made finisher medal, entry to the Bogue Bash: Band & BBQ event, tour of CCMI, transport via boat to the start line from Little Cayman, in-water support, and include a donation to CCMI in support of their work. Flights, lodging, all other meals, and incidentals are not included in the registration fee and are the responsibility of the participant.

The organisers of The Cayman Bogue Swim once again selected CCMI as the beneficiary of event proceeds, and unlike last year, swimmers will not have to engage in significant fundraising as part of their commitment to swimming in the event. However, anyone wishing to support the participants and their efforts to swim across the Bogue are welcome to donate to the online fundraising page: https://tinyurl.com/Bogue2023.

All donations support CCMI and their work to protect and restore coral reefs in the Cayman Islands through impactful research and innovative marine education experience for students.

For more information about the swim, please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/caymanbogue.

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Halloween Special Part 2: PADI’s top 7 wrecks to dive in Bermuda

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Just in time for Halloween, we’re back with Part 2 of our deep dive with PADI into spooky Bermuda… 

  1. The Mary Celestia

Also known as the Mary Celeste, this Civil War-era paddle steamer hit a coral reef and sank to her watery grave 1884. She’s known as one of the oldest wrecks in the area and is well-preserved considering: divers can view both her intact paddlewheel and engine, plus her bow, stern, boilers, and anchor. Resting at 55 feet below the surface, a little piece of Mary Celestia made its way above water in 2015 after a few bottles of 150-year-old wine were discovered and delivered to sommeliers for sampling in Charleston, South Carolina.

  1. The Cristóbal Colón

This enormous ship is the largest wreck in all of Bermuda. Coming in at a whopping 499 feet long, the Cristóbal Colón was a Spanish luxury liner that crashed into a coral reef off the north shore in 1936. With an abundance of marine life that’s settled in and around the wreckage strewn across 100,000 square feet of the sea floor, she’s visited by snorkelers and divers alike. Today she can be found at depths of 15 to 60 feet, but she used to peek out the surface of the water when she first sank, up until she was used for target practice in World War II.

  1. The Iristo

Only a year after the Cristóbal Colón went down, the Iristo (also known as the Aristo) followed in 1937. The captain of the Norwegian freighter is said to have been startled by the Cristóbal Colón’s wreckage, which ultimately led to the Iristo’s own untimely fate. He ordered the crew to change course but the Iristo struck a submerged reef and went down too! Her wreckage remains to this day with engine, boilers, and propeller visible amongst spectacular coral.

  1. The North Carolina

Looking for an extra spooky dive? Check out the North Carolina’s ghostly “deadeyes” in rows along her deck railings – the uncanny sailing riggings look just like cartoon skulls. At depths between 25 and 45 feet, she makes for an eerie visit whether taking a shallow dive as a beginner or diving into the deep. Hailing from Liverpool, this 250-foot English iron hull sank on New Year’s Day in 1880 when she ran aground southwest of Bermuda. Despite attempts to raise her, she remains in the depths of the sea sitting upright with a collapsed mid-section.

  1. The Montana and the Constellation

Get a two-for-one dive in when you visit the Montana and the Constellation, uniquely stacked on top of each other to the northwest of Bermuda. The Montana wreck dates back to 1863 – the Civil War era blockade runner hit a shallow reef and down she went. The Constellation followed eighty years later in 1943 and some reports state that the Montana’s bow took her down! The American cargo ship was carrying building materials and scotch when she went down, so divers can view stacks of cement bags and glassware when they explore these shallow waters.

  1. The Hermes

Explore the outside or inside of Hermes, a freighter that experienced engine trouble and was abandoned by her crew. Built in 1943, the lonely ship was deserted until 1984 when she was acquired by the Bermuda Dive Association and turned into a sunken artificial reef. She’s known as a highly photogenic beauty with fantastic visibility. Fully intact with her mast pointing to the surface, Hermes has come a long way from desertion as one of Bermuda’s most popular dive sites.

  1. The King George

Another lonely and ghostly ship left to sink to the bottom of the sea, the King George is a large dredger that was built for the Bermuda Government. After arriving on the island in 1911, she served a few years before being towed out to sea and left to sink in 1930 when she was no longer needed for harbor operations. Fully intact and upright, divers can circle her from end to end on the quiet ocean floor.

Ready for a Spooky Dive in Bermuda?

If you want to dive into the spooky depths of Bermuda’s water, there are several different types of PADI certification to get you there.

Formal training for wreck diving is especially important for your safety as it involves special procedures, techniques, and equipment. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course covers all the fundamentals and includes four scuba dives to give you practice in the open water.

Enrolling is simple: you must be at least 15 years old and have earned your PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher. PADI’s wreck dive certification covers the basics, from navigating the inside and outside of a wreck to the appropriate gear you’ll need for wreck diving. You’ll also learn how to plan and map a wreck site along with special techniques to protect the site’s integrity.

You complete your certification after four wreck dives with an instructor, and away you go! The eerie deep blue of Bermuda awaits…

Images: DIVE BERMUDA

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