Something for Everyone
If you are a non-diver, the islands are the perfect place to get your diving certification. Blessed with a number of top-quality dive centres and numerous sites that have calm, clear, warm waters and plenty of fish to welcome you into their watery realm, you would be hard-pressed to find a more-idyllic location to chalk up your first foray into diving, whether that is a simple trydive or your entry-level qualification.
At the other end of the scale, many of the shipwreck sites in particular lend themselves to technical diving. Whether open circuit or rebreather diving, more-experienced veteran divers are spoilt for choice, and the likes of the Bianca C, King Mitch, Hema I and so on are major draws for those with a ‘lust for deeper rust’.
Underwater photographers will have an absolute ball in the waters off Grenada and Carriacou. As well as the riot of colour adorning the reefs and wrecks because of the phenomenal coral and sponge growth, which with the accompanying reef fish is excellent for wide-angle and macro shooting, you can also encounter turtles, sharks, rays and other photo-friendly ‘big animals’
Join the hunt for lion(fish)
As with many Caribbean countries, the island waters have been invaded by Indo-Pacific lionfish, a voracious predator that has no natural enemies in the Caribbean, breeds at a rapid rate, and is munching all the native reef fish. Thankfully, Grenada and Carriacou have been very proactive in tackling this issue, and you can head off with a Hawaiian sling spear and collecting tube and do your bit for reef conservation by harvesting lionfish. Best of all, for all your hard work, you get to eat your catch, as there are now several recipes for the white meat of these fish and believe me, it is tasty!