Beside diving, tell us about the area: Carriacou prides itself on some of the best diving in the
Caribbean. Very Important: They have 17 dive sites suitable for all
levels of diver, 15 of which are accessible within a 10 minute boat
ride from our dive centre in Hillsborough.
12 of our dive sites are within the Sandy Island/Oyster Bay Marine
Protected Area. This is comprised of 7876 hectares, and extends
beyond Sandy Island, Mabouya Island and the Sister Rocks.
Carriacou is home to a multitude of fish, coral and crustaceans,
which guarantees that every dive there will be a special occasion.
Deefer Diving favourites are the Sister Rocks and the north side of
Mabouya, both of which team with aquatic life seldom equalled
anywhere else in the Caribbean.
Commonly seen aquatic life includes hawksbill turtles, 5 species of
moray eel (purplemouth, sharptail, goldspotted, green, spotted),
spiny lobsters, slipper lobsters conch, octopi, nurse sharks, 3
species of filefish (whitespotted, orangespotted, scrawled),
scorpion fish, oceanic and queen triggerfish, as well many species
of angelfish, parrotfish and butterflyfish.
Best sites in the area: Sharky's Hideaway (Mabouya), World
of Dreams(Mabouya), Whirlpool(Mabouya), Deep Blue (Sisters Rocks),
Barracuda Point (Sisters Rocks), Circles (Sisters Rocks), Westsider
and Boris Wrecks (Mabouya). Describe types of diving in the area: Drift diving, Wreck diving, Night diving, Reef diving, Underwater photography, Snorkelling.
How many dive sites in the area: 33.
Best time to dive: Year-round.
Shallowest dive: 12M/39F.
Deepest Dive: 40M/132F. Any Wrecks: Several Wrecks.
Short Wet Suit 3mm. Visibility: Perfect.