Friday, February 4, 2011

Watersports in Barbados

Welcome to paradise, active water sports lovers!

This island has it all: snorkeling, water skiing, wind surfing, fishing, scuba diving, ship wrecks, coral reefs, submarine rides and even some light surfing. Water visibility between 40 to 70 feet for most of the year allows you to see a whole new world below the surface. The West Coast of the island has the calmest waters and is considered the best for swimming and scuba diving. There are other good beachfronts on other parts of the island.

 Scuba Sites
  • Shark Bank a coral reef reaching depths of 135-145ft.
  • Maycocks Bay a unique site with several large coral reefs divided by stretches of white sand! Rays and barracudas frequent these waters.
  • Carlisle Bay is the home to many different ship wrecks and a popular scuba diving destination.
  • Pamir Shipwreck happened in 1957 leaving behind the remains of a ship commissioned in the 1880’s. Today it is one of the best diving sites Barbados has to offer.
  • Stavronikita Shipwreck was a Greek freighter ship that was sunk in 1978 as an artificial reef.

Here are some Companies you can contact to plan your underwater adventures:
Rogers Scuba Shack
Underwater Barbados
Hightide Watersports
Eco Dive Barbados
Atlantis Submarine Tour
High Seas Barbados

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