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Best Diving in the Caribbean

Best Diving in the Caribbean

Are you planning a sailing vacation in the Caribbean and want to make sure whichever destination you choose has world-class scuba diving sites for you to explore?

You’ll be pleased to know that our sailing destinations are renowned for being home to some of the best diving spots in the Caribbean. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for a beginner diving experience, somewhere the whole family will love or an exhilarating challenge like no other, there’s something for everyone in the stunning Caribbean.

In this blog, we’ll be doing a deep dive into some of the best diving spots in the Caribbean, from the wreck of the RMS Rhone in the BVI to the mesmerizing Pillars of Hercules in Antigua.

Is scuba diving in the Caribbean good?

It comes as no surprise that the Caribbean offers some of the most popular diving sites in the world. From breathtaking natural wonders created from geological formations, to thrilling wreck diving spots, the opportunities for fun are endless.

The Caribbean is a fantastic place for diving because of its crystal clear waters, sizzling temperatures and brilliant year-round weather conditions. Learn about the best time to sail in the Caribbean to maximize your diving experience and get the most out of your sailing vacation.
If you have any questions about diving in the Caribbean, please contact us today.

1. RMS Rhone, British Virgin Islands

First up on our list of the best diving spots in the Caribbean is the wreck of the RMS Rhone in the British Virgin Islands. Undoubtedly one of the best scuba diving locations in the BVI and the Caribbean, this is a fantastic site for wreck diving for the first time.

Why is the RMS Rhone one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean?

Want to experience the magic of scuba diving around the RMS Rhone for yourself? Take a look at our blog on the best time to sail in the BVI and build a quote for your idyllic sailing vacation today.

2. Congo Cay, St Thomas

Coming in second on our list of the best diving spots in the Caribbean is the sensational Congo Cay in St Thomas.

Much like many of the other Caribbean scuba diving locations in the BVI, Antigua and beyond, Congo Cay is an explosion of color. With its enchanting reefs and vibrant marine life, you won’t believe the beauty you’re seeing with your own eyes as you dive down through the turquoise waters. 

Congo Cay is a true gem of the Caribbean because of how ideal it is for both beginner and experienced divers. If this is your first time diving in the USVI, head to the South side where you’ll enjoy depths of up to 60 feet. For thrill-seekers looking for a challenge, dive in the East of the cay where you will be faced with stronger currents and depths of up to 80 feet.

Want to learn more about the wonders that Congo Cay has to offer for novice and experienced divers alike? Check out our blog on the best scuba diving spots in St Thomas. You can also take a look at our carefully-crafted St Thomas itinerary for more inspiration on the best diving spots in this Caribbean paradise

3. Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada

One of the most famous diving sites in the world and undoubtedly one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean is the Underwater Sculpture Park in Grenada.

Originally created by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor in 2006, why is the Underwater Sculpture Park in Grenada one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean?

Have you fallen in love with the thought of swimming around the Underwater Sculpture Park? When you follow one of our Grenada sailing itineraries, day 1 takes you to Dragon Bay where you can take a trip out to the Underwater Sculpture Park. Learn more about our idyllic Grenada sailing vacations.

4. Pillars of Hercules, Antigua

Are you mesmerized by the natural wonders of the Caribbean and want to experience them closer than ever before? Head to English Harbour in Antigua and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Pillars of Hercules, geological formations of limestone rock that make for one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean.

The waters around the Pillars of Hercules are relatively shallow, making this perfect for first-time divers and experienced professionals alike. The shallow waters also make this a very popular site for an array of marine life, including green turtles, octopus and spotted eagle rays. Find out more about the best diving spots in Antigua.

Whether you’re diving at the breathtaking Pillars of Hercules or any other natural wonder in the Caribbean, such as The Baths in the BVI or The Pitons in St Lucia, it’s important to ensure you explore respectfully and responsibly. Learn more about our OCEAN commitment and how we preserve the marine environment of our sailing destinations.

5. Anse Chastanet, St Lucia

The penultimate location on the list of the best diving spots in the Caribbean is Anse Chastanet Reef in stunning St Lucia.

With the sensational Pitons creating the most picture-perfect backdrop imaginable for your diving experience, it’s no wonder Anse Chastanet is one of the Caribbean’s most popular scuba diving and snorkeling locations.

What else makes Anse Chastanet one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean?

Did you know…if you follow one of our bespoke St Lucia itineraries during your bareboat, skippered or crewed charter, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Anse Chastanet and uncover its treasures on day 3. Build a quote and prepare to learn why Anse Chastanet is one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean today. Already booked your dream sailing vacation? Find out more about the best scuba diving spots in St Lucia.

6. Creole Rock, St Martin

We couldn’t talk about the best diving spots in the Caribbean without mentioning Creole Rock in St Martin.

Situated on the French side of St Martin, this small island is one of the most popular places in St Martin for scuba diving and snorkeling. Why?

It’s worth noting that, while you can explore the depths of the crystal clear waters around Creole Rock, the island itself is protected which means you can’t climb on it. Want to learn more about what other adventures the Caribbean has to offer? Find out more about the best scuba diving spots in St Martin.

Whether you go scuba diving in St Martin, Antigua, the BVI or anywhere else in the Caribbean, we know you’ll have the time of your life as you explore the depths of the Caribbean Sea and beyond.
Still haven’t decided where to book your next relaxing sailing vacation?

Take a look at our blog on the best places to sail in the Caribbean. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard one of our world-class yachts soon. If you have any questions about the best diving spots in the Caribbean or about booking your next yacht charter, please get in touch with us today.

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