Looking back over 2022, I'm still buzzing at my memories of diving with Eco Dive during November. From the first pool refresher (it had been 4 years since I'd last... read more dived anywhere) to the last boat dive, the friendly and knowledgeable Eco Dive folks were a joy to dive with. Ten wonderfully varied and well guided diving trips, thanks to their perfect balance of safety, dive site insight, flexibility and fun. There were so many highlights from the various reef, wreck and drift dives I won't be able to cover them all here.
A great range of sea life encountered close up, including eagle rays, frogfish, seahorse, nudibranch, moray eel, pufferfish, porcupinefish, scorpionfish, barracuda, butterflyfish, parrotfish...and so many other species.
Even the smallest wrecks were rich with life and fun to explore; whilst the "art + nature" of the underwater sculptures in the marine park were striking to see and swim around.
Many, many thanks to all Christine's fab Eco Dive crew: Nolene, Chad, Dirk, Wayne, Emily, Keone. Hansel, Ron, Albert (our boat captain and sculpture park snorkeling guide), and especially Ashley Cota, who led all but two of my dives, certified me for Enriched Air, and incidentally also produces gorgeous marine themed jewellery!
One particularly memorable highlight for me was a deep dive with Ashley, Ron and Keone along the 180m length of the looming & imposing MV Bianca C. (during which we were also treated to a large spotted eagle ray that passed spectrally around us a couple of times). Marking the dive as even more special personally was the spooky coincidence that both Bianca C and I have been wrecks for exactly the same 61 years, as it sank in the same month I was born!
Hoping I get to return to Grenada soon for more Eco Dive adventures, before Bianca C's and my wreck-age gets too advanced!