Scuba Diving in Barbados
Barbados is one of the few islands in the Caribbean that can provide 365 days of scuba diving each year. Most of our dive trips go to the west and south coasts of the island, and Barbados Blue at the Hilton Hotel is on the peninsular that separates the two coasts. We are in the middle of the best dive sites including our backyard house reef the historic Carlisle Bay Marine Park with its six ship wrecks and tens of thousands of colourful reef fish and turtles. We dive three to four times a day on reef, wreck, deep, drift, calm, shallow, night and more beautiful sites!
During the summer Barbados Blue schedules dives to the scenic and untouched east coast. We either dive with the resident fishing vessels or we take our dive boat Aunty Jas (fastest in Barbados ) to the Atlantic coast. The Atlantic coast of Barbados has a steep topography with walls, caverns and overhangs, and yes there are shark dives as well.
Divers enjoy warm water temperatures year round varying from 29°C (84°F) in the summer months of July-September to 27°C (77°F) in the winter months Jan-March. Typically divers get the luxury of diving in swim suits or skin suits in the summer and may put on a 3mm ‘shorty’ (short wet suit) in the winter. Available for rent at Barbados Blue we have the 3mm short suits from child size 10 to adult XXXL.