Aquanauts Grenada is a family-owned, eco-friendly scuba shop located on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Located at the southern end of the Caribbean chain, Grenada is known as the ‘Wreck Capital of the Caribbean‘, as it has over 20 wrecks, vibrant reefs, and the world's first Underwater Sculpture Park! Grenada has direct flights from various locations such as Toronto, New York, Charlotte, Miami, London, and Frankfurt.
The family that runs the operation is originally from California and took over in January 2021. To get to know the Geers a little better, check out our previous blog post about Tom, Tammy, Tiffany, and Ty here. Along with the Geers, you'll meet their local crew, who have a combined total of over 70 years of experience working and diving in Grenada. Their wealth of knowledge and passion for safety while having fun will ensure you have an unforgettable experience exploring Grenada's underwater world. Check out their social media pages as they recently did a Sunday series called ‘Meet the Crew', so you have the opportunity to get to know their team before you arrive.
Aquanauts Grenada is the #1 SSI Training facility in the Americas and Caribbean and #39 in the world. They also utilize PADI, SDI, TDI, and HSA to ensure the magic of the underwater world is accessible to people of all abilities. They teach a range of beginner-friendly courses all the way through technical diving and professional-level courses. Whether you're getting started with diving, seeking to improve your skills, or eager to become a dive professional, their instructors will work with you to ensure you reach your goals. They highly value safe diving practices and offer free nitrox 30% for all certified divers.
Aquanauts Grenada has two facilities. Their headquarters are located at True Blue Bay Boutique Resort, where they have dock access to their four purpose-built, spacious dive boats. Each boat is equipped with freshwater showers, marine toilets, camera rinse buckets, camera tables, a semi-dry area, and ample shade. True Blue has a total of 70 rooms which makes this location ideal for dive groups or individual travellers to enjoy a relaxing dive vacation where everything is all in one spot. This location has been referred to as an ‘on-land liveaboard experience' as the dive shop is only steps from your room and the restaurant is a quick walk down the docks. Their second location is on Grand Anse Beach at Spice Island Beach Resort, where they offer complimentary watersports activities for guests. For those seeking a luxury resort, Spice Island Beach Resort is your ideal choice as they're Grenada's only recipient of the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and their top-notch service and facilities will leave you speechless.
The original intention for the Geers taking over Aquanauts Grenada was to enable ‘Ocean Engagement for a Healthy Planet'. Since January 2021, they have launched various community initiatives, such as a week-long nationwide Earth Day Event, monthly Lionfish Tacos and Live Music Events, a Blue Ocean's Programme with a group of European high school students, and collaborated with the Grenada Tourism Authority to create and launch their new Dive and Conservation Festival. Stay tuned for next month's blog, where we'll go into more detail about their community initiatives!