Dive Sites

Grenada’s Out of this World

Pure Diving in Pure Grenada

With over 35 dive sites including reefs, wall and wreck dives, we are a premium Caribbean dive destination. Known as the ‘Wreck Capital of the Caribbean’, with the largest shipwreck in the region, the MV Bianca C.

 

We are excited to have you come visit and explore our Pure Diving!

Location Map

Wrecks

Dive Profile: 60-80ft. (18-25m)

Located on the outside of Molinere Bay Reef and lying on her side near the base of the wall is the wreck of the Buccaneer, a 42ft.steel schooner. Experienced divers may enter her stripped hull, now festooned with a variety of black coral trees and home to graceful angelfish. This wreck makes for a great combined dive with the Underwater Sculpture Park or its surrounding reefs.

Dive Profile: 80-130ft (25-40m)

This is an advanced wreck dive in the Molinere Bay Marine Park Area (MBMPA), with a variety of car and truck wrecks positioned in a sand bed. This has created a vibrant artificial reef with an abundance of marine life including black gorgonians, white hydroids and the occasional rays. Though the depth of this site takes advanced divers to the recreational limits, the uniqueness of this dive site is well worth a trip to explore this car and truck graveyard.

Dive Profile: 90-110ft. (28-33m)

The HEMA 1 sank during the mid-2000’s on its way back to Trinidad. Sitting just over 3 miles off Grenada’s Point Saline, this 170ft. coastal freighter is an advanced wreck dive. With rough surface conditions and stronger ocean currents of the Atlantic, this shipwreck lies on its side in a depth of about 100ft. The wreck itself is home to nurse sharks, reef sharks and eagle rays.

Dive Profile: 90-110ft. (28-33m)

Located 8 miles off Grenada’s Atlantic coast, this advanced wreck dive is subject to rough surface conditions and ocean currents. Lying on its side, this 150ft. long, converted WWII minesweeper attracts a variety of sharks, Atlantic spade fish, and schools of toothy barracuda. Dozens of schooling eagle rays are known to frequent this wreck during the migration season.

Dive Profile: 70-110ft. (20-33m)

Lying on her side Anina went down in March 2018 while in process of a full clean and make-safe welding job. Our marine biologist Christine had been helping and working hard to raise the funds to get her fully environmentally prepped before sinking. Due to some rough seas unstable vessel conditions she went down close to her intended final resting place off the sand channel on the depths between Kahonee Reef and Purple Rain Reef. Offering divers an exciting alternative wreck with great orange cup coral growth under the hull and some resident Anglefish that came with her while she was towed from her previous home floating off the stadium north of St George’s.

Dive Profile: 90-130ft. (28-40m).

Known as the ‘Titanic of the Caribbean,’ the Bianca C is the Caribbean’s largest wreck, and Grenada’s most famous dive. After mysteriously catching fire in St George’s harbour in 1961, this 600ft. luxury liner was towed out to sea where she sank, settling upright in 160ft. of water. The normal dive profile ranges from 90ft., where the fully intact bow section looms into view, down to her mid-section, where divers may float around in her huge, on-deck swimming pool. After half century under water, the Bianca C is encrusted with a beautiful tapestry of hard and soft corals, and is home to barracuda, spotted eagle rays and schools of jacks. The Bianca C dive is truly an awe-inspiring experience, but due to depth and the possibility of strong currents, it is only suitable for experienced divers, and a checkout dive will normally be required.

Dive Profile: 50-70ft. (15-20m)

A retired Coast Guard vessel and the little sister ship to our Barbados shipwreck the MV Trident, the Tyrrel Bay is Grenada’s first fully cleaned and prepped shipwreck dive for our guests to enjoy. Sitting perfectly upright off the edge of Boss Reef in our newly declared Grand Anse Marine Protected Area, the Tyrrel Bay is opened up very well for divers to enjoy a full tour from the captain’s quarters to the engine room, to the galley to the bridge. After exploring the wreck, the divers can head over to Boss Reef; making this an exciting new addition to our wreck portfolio for divers of all levels.

Dive Profile: 55-100ft. (16-30m)

An advanced wreck dive in the calm waters off Quarantine Point, Shake-Em (as she is pronounced) is a 180ft. freighter that capsized suddenly when her load shifted during a storm. This abrupt demise left her instruments, furniture, equipment and cargo intact, creating a rare and fascinating underwater spectacle. Divers may float up the spiral staircase in the ship’s tower to the pilot house; explore her massive deck machinery; glide along the length of her upright hull; or float through the open cargo hold, still laden with gigantic bags of cement. The wreck supports an abundance of underwater life, including black gorgonians, white hydroids, a rainbow of sponges, and an occasional green moray eel.

Dive Profile: 20-50ft. (6-15m)

This 120ft. cargo barge makes an easy, fun wreck dive. The Veronica’s vast hold is open and empty, home to swirling clouds of small fry and shy, big-eyed squirrelfish. Her coral-encrusted deck machinery includes an anchor windlass on the bow and a freight crane aft, its 20ft. arm extending sideways. Trumpetfish, hovering vertically, disguise themselves as stanchions, while a grotesquely frilled frogfish squats on deck, perfectly camouflaged. Detailed inspection of the upright hull reveals delicate banded coral shrimp offering cleaning service to reef fish. After exploring the wreck, the dive continues along a beautiful, shallow section of Northern Exposure Reef.

Reefs

Dive Profile: 20-80ft. (6-25m)

This extensive reef begins just outside St. George’s harbor and continues for six miles south-west towards Point Saline. Its gently sloping topography is carpeted in patches of finger and pillar corals, branching sea rods, sea whips, and forests of soft brown coral trees. Large shoals of blue Creole wrasse flit through this “other-worldly” landscape. Caribbean lobsters peek out from canyons and crevices, while stingrays, conch and octopus lurk in the sand patches that dot this reef.

Dive Profile: 15-90ft (5-28m)

This Grenada Marine Park site is ideal for snorkelers, beginners, and advanced divers alike. Beginning over finger-shaped coral patches of Dragon Bay, the diver descends upon a small tug boat wreck before proceeding along a steep slope which stretches south towards Molinere Point. Sand channels and deep fissures punctuate the angular volcanic rock in the shallows, while over the edge, hard corals, gorgonians and tufts of black coral cling to the wall. Fish life is abundant, including grouper, French angelfish, chromis, and spotted moray eels.

Dive Profile: 15-60ft. (5-18m)

As part of the Grenada Marine Park, this fringing reef offers divers dramatically abundant fish life; Blue clouds of chromis glide along the slope, where big-eyed squirrelfish and shy jackknife fish hide in crannies. Creole wrasse, parrot fish and butterfly fish abound. Grouper, jacks and rays lurk toward the bottom of the wall, which is encrusted with whip coral, colourful sponges and sea fans. Snorkeling is also excellent in Flamingo Bay’s protected, shallow reefs.

Dive Profile: 20-90ft. (6-28m)

Just north of St. George’s harbour, this popular drift dive follows the sinuous profile of a delightfully serpentine wall. Punctuated by pinnacles, canyons and sand chutes, this underwater labyrinth is populated by lobster, rays and angel fish. Purple fans, lush gorgonians and spindly sea whips accent the Byzantine sea-scape.

Dive Profile: 20-90ft. (6-28m)

Considered one of Grenada’s prettiest sites, this wall dive begins in a shallow forest of brown coral and continues down a shelving slope covered in gorgonians. Tropical fish swirl like colourful confetti around towering formations of pillar coral. Amidst this stunning flora and fauna rests an ancient Admiralty anchor, a souvenir of Grenada’s maritime history. When the tide is running, Happy Valley becomes a pleasant drift dive to Dragon Bay in a gentle, southerly current.

Dive Profile: 30-50ft. (10-15m)

This delightful dive reveals one of the most beautiful underwater gardens in the Caribbean. Its undulating patch reef alternates glades of alabaster sand with brilliantly coloured thickets of hard and soft coral, including lacy purple fans, a rainbow of sponges, impressive domes of brain coral and orange sea whips up to 8′ long. Lobsters, spotted morays and sleeping nurse sharks populate this submarine Garden of Eden.

Dive Profile: 10-60ft. (3-18m)

Home to the Underwater Sculpture Park, this Grenada Marine Park site offers excellent snorkeling as well as intriguing wall and wreck diving. Sea plumes, sea rods and a colourful mosaic of hard and soft corals thrive in the shallow patch reefs. Above the sloping wall hover red banded parrotfish, defensive damselfish and reclusive jaw fish. With the National Geographic Wonder of the World, this is a fantastic place to end your dive as you do your safety stop exploring the eerie and ominous Underwater Sculptures.

Dive Profile: 20-75ft. (6-23m)

This relaxing dive over an undulating reef reveals thriving communities of colourful soft and stony coral. Beautiful gardens of flower, brain and sheet coral are accented by iridescent azure vase sponges and lacy, wafting sea fans. Overlapping plate formations of star coral tower like stacks of enormous pancakes. Schools of barracuda, Atlantic spade fish, and an occasional turtle patrol this underwater paradise.

Dive Profile: 20-80ft. (6-25m)

On this exciting drift dive, divers ‘fly’ in a steady 2-knot current through a constant ‘rain’ of violet Creole wrasse. Angelfish, queen triggerfish, grunts, trunkfish and filefish swirl through this Caribbean kaleidoscope. Rays, turtles and schooling barracuda often visit this thriving reef, which is covered in giant sponges of every colour.

Dive Profile: 30-70ft. (10-20m)

An advanced drift dive just off Grenada’s south shore, Shark Reef is exposed to the Atlantic, and is therefore subject to strong currents – which attract abundant pelagic life. Southern stingrays, juvenile and adult nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays and turtles ride the swift current or rest on the sea floor. Lobsters, crabs, sea stars, queen conch and other mollusks cling to coral mounds or ply the sand patches. Grouper, yellowtail snapper and other open-water fish hunt amongst streaming sea whips, sea rods, and a giraffe-shaped pillar coral.

Dive Profile: 60-130ft. (18-40m)

This advanced drift dive follows a narrow ridge of gorgeous reef, which slopes seaward to a 140ft depth before dropping off into a midnight-blue abyss. The slopes are adorned with lush gorgonians, brilliant sponges and several historic Admiralty anchors, their broken chains dripping with coral. The upwelling tidal currents attract larger sea life, and sightings of rays, turtles, barracuda and various sharks are common.

Dive Profile: 50-100ft. (15-30m)

This intermediate drift dive explores a sloping sand wall that descends sharply to a drop-off. Schools of jack, rainbow runners and wrasse flit about large brain coral formations, while Caribbean lobster and an occasional sleeping shark shelter in overhangs. Turtles, eagle rays and barracuda are regular visitors to this enchanting reef.

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