Diving holidays in St. Vincent and the Grenadines provide some of the best scuba diving experiences in the Caribbean. Divers and snorkellers visiting the region can expect gentle conditions, great visibility and a plethora of marine life marvels from pelagic species to critter diving. With easy access to the island via Barbados, it is no wonder divers come back time and time again to dive in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Jean-michel cousteau diving in Petit St. Vincent
Petit St. Vincent beach
Sunloungers at Petit St. Vincent
Petit St. Vincent Island
School of grunts
Fan coral and reef fish
Diving is a luxury affair from the island of Petit St. Vincent, a private island paradise with a Jean-Michel Cousteau dive centre on site. Around 20 local sites are easily accessed from the island, with the best dive sites blending a mixture of sloping reefs, wall dives and wrecks. Marine highlights include eagle rays, nurse sharks, reef sharks and turtles, and the odd Caribbean manta has even been sighted around here by some very lucky divers.
Scuba diving around St. Vincent and the Grenadines is suitable for divers of all abilities, with a wide range of sites on offer. The island of Mayreau is surrounded by beautiful dive sites with healthy coral formations frequented by pelagic species, while advanced divers won’t want to miss a dive on sail rock which is an exciting pinnacle dive with a cave and attracts large schools of fish and is home to fascinating macro life. Hot Springs offers something a little different, with the chance to dive an underwater volcano with continuous bubbles escaping through the reef. The corals here are in great health for the Caribbean so this is not to be missed.
Places to Stay in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Petit St. Vincent
The ultimate paradise escape, Petit St. Vincent is a laidback private island experience where guests can really relax and get away from it all.
The Jean-Michel Cousteau on site dive centre is the ideal setup for daily diving on the local teeming reefs.