Diving and Snorkeling

Both Antigua and Barbuda are virtually entirely surrounded by well-preserved reefs, walls, and shipwrecks. The southern and eastern coastlines of Antigua and practically the whole coastline of Barbuda are surrounded by shelfs, supplying exceptional conditions for spectacular shallow diving and snorkeling. There is little or no existing in most locations, and the water temperature averages about 80 F (25 C). Undersea visibility varies from 50 to 140 feet, and exotic marine plants and animals are diverse and plentiful. Snorkeling is possible at many of both islands’ most gorgeous beaches; one of Antigua’s best-known overseas websites, Cades Reef, is now partially had in a designated undersea park.

Another popular destination is the wreck of the Andes, a three-masted merchant ship that sank in 1905 and now rests in less than thirty feet of water in (ironically enough) Deep Bay. Antigua’s dive facilities are far remarkable to those readily available on smaller sized Barbuda, and so many of the sites that have actually been developed as dive locations are Antiguan. The southern and eastern coasts are thought about to provide the most consistent diving; for more sophisticated scuba divers, the ledge of Sunken Rock on the south coast is a popular website. Dive depths normally vary from 25 to 80 feet and can reach 180 feet; distances from coast to site are in some cases no even more than 5 minutes and at a lot of 40 minutes away.

Diving in Barbuda

Barbuda’s encircling reefs consist of a huge variety of accidents, many of which are yet to be checked out; in reality, the Codrington fortunes on Barbuda were totally associateded with their acquisition of rights to the wreckage in the 17th-century. To dive off Barbuda, it is best to make arrangements with a dive store on Antigua to have the needed equipment taken control of by air or watercraft.

Jolly Dive Center

Jolly DiveJolly Dive is found on the beach at Jolly Beach with simple access to Antigua’s finest dive websites.
Running from Jolly Coastline in Jolly Harbor for over 25 years, Jolly Dive is staffed with both PADI and NAUI professional scuba diving instructors.

Padi diveDiving expeditions Monday with Saturday with Sundays readily available upon demand.

Antigua & & Barbuda– Caribbean West Indies
P.O. Box 149 Jolly Harbour, Antigua, W.I.


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