Diving in the Caribbean


Quick Facts

Home to crystal waters, stunning beaches and a dense population of marine life, the Caribbean is a diver’s playground. The countless islands offer wreck dives, wall dives, and plentiful reefs to explore. Whether you’re looking for a quiet dive with turtles and tropical fish or a thrilling excursion with sharks and rays—it’s all here. But the Caribbean isn’t just for divers. The palm-lined beaches, authentic rum drinks and breathtaking views attract vacationers from all over the world.


    With a history of hurricanes, Anguilla has collected some beautiful shipwreck spots over the years, its most famous being “Sarah,” a 232 vessel covered in coral and marine life. With 33 beaches, dive spots are plentiful and you’re likely to see turtles, blue tangs, rays and other Caribbean critters.

    Antigua and Barbuda are compromised of weaving coastlines and an array of inlets that are ideal for scuba diving exploration—Antigua alone has 365 beaches! Dive below the surface for low-lying coral and limestone formations for a breathtaking underwater excursion.

    Get your fill of historical shipwreck exploration in Aruba, where you’ll discover oil tanks, airplanes and a 400 ft. German freighter from WWII—each teeming with unique marine ecosystems. With consistently calm weather, this island is an ideal spot for year-round diving.

    With over 700 islands and 2,000 cays, the Bahamas climbs high on the list of best dive destinations. With sunshine and gorgeous conditions year-round, exploration is limitless—with caves, shipwrecks and blue holes...not to mention quite a few species of sharks.

    The British Virgin Islands are a cluster of four tropical islands, offering underwater adventures for divers of all levels. From exploring the famous Wreck Alley to spotting 600 lb groupers, there’s no shortage of land or sea to explore!

    There’s a near-perfect line of islands that creates the Caribbean, except Barbados which sits slightly east. It’s unusual placement (and history of hurricane hits) has made it one of the most famous destinations for shipwrecks—there are over 200 around the island!

    The Bonaire National Marine Park has created a diver’s paradise with perfectly maintained aquatic ecosystems that are in pristine shape. There’s a huge variety of marine life to be found living around this island, including seahorses, dolphins and turtles.

    Welcome to the Cayman Islands, where Stingray City, Hammerhead Hill and plentiful wall dives await. Once you’ve gotten your fill of the Grand Cayman’s underwater wonderland, you can make a stop at the world’s only green sea turtle farm!
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    From rides in classic cars to diving with sharks and dolphins, Cuba is the perfect destination for the whole family. Visit Jardines de la Reina for a near-guaranteed shark sighting or take it slow in the mesmerizing reefs of Cayos de Villa Clara.

    This island is home to some seriously funky dive spots and endless adventures. Here, you’ll discover coral formations shaped like mushrooms, a massive shipwreck covered in colorful corals and sponges, and some of the biggest barracuda you’ll ever see.

    From stunning coral archways to steaming thermal springs, Dominica its a must-see for divers and vacationers alike. You’ll delight in the unique sea creatures and diverse diving sites perfect for all levels.

    The Dominican Republic is a vacation favorite, with tons to see—on land and underwater. There are dive spots for every level and marine life that will keep you coming back year after year—including black coral, seahorses, turtles, even a passing manatee or two.

    Grenada is a hidden gem of the Caribbean—while it’s not very well known among vacationers, this little island has a lot to offer, especially for divers. There’s an underwater museum decorated in concrete sculptures, a 600-foot sunken cruise liner and a natural whirlpool created by volcanic activity below the seafloor.

    Guadaloupe is made up of five main islands, with ferries running between them throughout the day. You’ll find secluded beaches, lush greenery and stunning coral reefs at each, but all are unique with an array of inlets and jagged coastlines to create endless dive spots to explore.

    Haiti is often overlooked by diving enthusiasts, but the unique dive sites, exciting art scene and delicious cuisine might just change your mind! Get your adrenaline pumping at dive sites like Armani’s Zombie Hole, then kick back in the evening by sampling some local rum.

    This gorgeous tropical getaway has a dive spot for everyone in the family—from shallow waters with mellow currents to deep dives with more challenging landscapes. While Jamaica is famous for its variety of marine life, the topography is enchanting in itself.

    Explore thrilling underwater arches and caverns, while keeping your eye out for countless species of sharks. You’re sure to love the kaleidoscope of colors and marine life that await you in Martinique!

    Because Montserrat isn’t a well-known vacation spot, you can get the gorgeous diving without the swarms of tourism. Volcanic eruptions on the island’s history have created some disruption to the ecosystems—however, you’ll discover new growth and beautiful coral rebuilds.

    Puerto Rico offers an underwater paradise for divers to explore—including the chance to spot a humpback whale! Not to mention, the bioluminescent waters offer a nighttime show you won’t soon forget.
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    Saba stands in a unique light, with a certain European charm despite being in the Caribbean. This volcanic destination is protected by the Saba Conservation Foundation—so the wilderness is unspoiled and decorated in sunken cargo boats, sharks and Man O’ Wars jellyfish.

    If you love reef dives, St. Barth is the destination for you! You’ll be greeted by shallow waters and vibrant colors was you glide through its 22 dive sites.

    The diverse underwater topography of St. Eustatius is sure to captivate divers of all levels. You’ll see reefs, wrecks, lava flows and boulders, along with sites of historical significance!

    Famous for their wreck dives, Saint Kitts and Nevis will captivate you with a variety of gorgeous marine life that have made the array sunken vessels their home—from tiny fish to massive whales. Plus, there’s a spot for everyone, whether you’re searching for something shallow or far below the surface.

    Saint Martin (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is bursting with colors and shallow, easily accessible dive sites with gorgeous rock formations. There are over ten shipwreck sites scattered around the shores, the most famous being the HMS Proselyte which was part of the British Royal Navy until sinking in 1801.

    Many of St. Lucia’s dive sites are suited for divers of all levels, making it the perfect destination for groups with mixed experience. From turtles and sea horses to rays and sharks, this island offers a wide array of marine life to admire!

    The waters of St. Vincent and the Grenadines boast unusually dense marine life. It's the perfect location for divers and photographers looking to spot sea creatures!

    Dip into the warm, clear waves surrounding Trinidad and Tobago for a colorful aquatic world. The currents flowing from Venezuela's Orinoco river supply the surrounding seas with extra nutrients that helping with lush reef growth and attract a wide variety of fish, turtles, rays and more.

    Dive the warm waters of Turks and Caicos to see one of the largest reef systems in the world. You’ll enjoy the company of dolphins, reef sharks, tropical fish and even migrating humpback whales!

    With pristine water conditions year-round, these three islands are ideal for diving. From shipwrecks to caves and coral tunnels, exploration is endless—not to mention a massive display of marine life, including seahorses, eels, octopus, stingrays, turtles, lobsters and more.