ScubaDivingFanClub asked:Deefer Diving
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. Suit required: Short Wet Suit 3mm. Visibility: Perfect.