Protected on the West & South Coast by one continuous barrier reef, We got you covered!!
Location: Far North
Depth: 60-96ft Type: Drift Skill: Advanced
The most northern dive site susceptable to choppy seas which makes it a difficult site to visit regularly or plan in advance.
"When the water is flat - Got to get there quick."
Like the coastal walls at North Point, they continue underwater combining with masive boulders. In one area there is a specific passage "underwater tunnel/hole" which makes the site unique and common resting area for nurse sharks. Expect to see bountiful schools of Chub, Black Durgon and black Jack.
Keep your eyes open for critically endangered Elkhorn Coral as the dive and reef slopes upward and ends at 35ft.
Location: Moontown, St Lucy
Depth: 30ft Type: Shallow/Return/Night Skill: Novice/Discover Scuba
"Generally speaking this site is in everyones TOP 3 in Barbados."
Starting on the southern pylons you can backwards roll into 25ft of water and be staring one or two seahorses in the eyes within minutes. Head north to the main structure and come across a shallow coral head home to 20+ lobster. Scuba amongst Anglefish, Trumpetfish, Cowfish, Blackbar Soldierfish, French Grunts just to name a few. On the outer there are truck tyres and various structures home to Moray Eels, Lionfish and on a lucky day one or two hawksbill turtles.
When you know where to go their is also a resident octypus and if your one of those shallow breathers you can last on this site for over an hour.
Location: North of Moontown, St Lucy.
Depth: 50-130ft Type: Drift/Reef Skill: Novice
The odd reef on the West - Maycocks runs "East/West." Think of a puzzle board with a dozen missing pieces, this best describes Maycocks. Too expansive to cover in a single dive and where the missing pieces are dynamically shaped sand channels.
Slopping reef combing in Plate Star Coral, Brain Coral and Orange Elephant Ear Sponge, with Sea Plumes, Sea Fans, Gorgonias, Yellow Tube and Purple Finger Sponges in abundance.
Fish of the day: Tropical Reef Fish, Hogfish, Rock-Beauties, Brown Chromis, Squirrelfish and Hamlets but you have to be paying attention to find them.
"It is Blue Headed Wrasse and Creole Wrasse heaven - Keep an eye on your dive buddy or he/she might disappear in the caos."
Location: Port St Charles, St Peter
Depth: 55-132ft+ Type: Drift/Reef/Night Skill: Novice
"The GO TO DIVE SITE for anyone scuba diving on the Platinum West Coast."
Brightledge is the most abundant, colourful and alive section of the barrier reef between the S.S. Stavronikita and Sharks Hole.
It never ceases to amaze at different times of the day or year.
On a quiet day Yellowtail Snapper, Horseye Jack, Trumpetfish, Lionfish, Spotted Filefish or schools of Barracuda cruise against a gentle current. On a Full Moon dive sections of reef fill with every color of the rainbow - unearthing the many gems missed during day time diving. With both sides dropping to inexcess of 120ft+ going deep is definitely an option.
Location: Heywoods Beach, St Peter
Depth: 30ft Type: Shallow/Return Skill: Novice/Discover Scuba
170ft freighter modified and sunk for the purpose of scuba diving in 1985.
"Discover Scuba, Novice/Advanced Diver, Wreck DIver, Night Diver, Underwater Photographer or Freediver - She's got you covered."
The moring line is attached to the bow at 30ft and a great meeting point at the end of a dive before ascent.
The hull has many large holes for entry and exit which act like windows to the underwater world. She is covered with encrusting sponges of various colors and the anchor is up right facing into land.
The Pamir is the perfect wreck to 'cut your teeth on' if you have not dived a wreck before and mesmorising by moonlight.
Location: Fitts Village, St James
Depth: 60-135ft Type: Wreck/Deep Skill: Advanced
The ultimate wreck dive in Barbados. The S.S. Staronikita stands tall and proud as the biggest and best of an excellent selection of coastal shipwrecks.
At 365ft long, she sits perfectly upright as a gentle giant hosting chromis, creole wrasse, several species of jacks, sergeant majors, lobster and the occasional hawksbill or green sea turtle.
The foremast structure resembles a long legged giant and is encrusted with a huge variety of colourful sponges and a forest of hydroids - among them branching, feather and slender varieties.
There are three main cargo hold area's for penetration, so if your plans is to head inside - best to bring your reel and dive lights.