Grenada Environment, Marine Life and Dive Sites

Mainland Grenada offers tourists a magnificent selection of relaxing and exploring with more than forty boat diving sites. Marine life is abundantly found between sloping coral gardens to plateau patch reef with expectancy to witness Caribbean reef fish including rays, nurse sharks, turtles and eels that love frequenting reef and shipwrecks. In shallow dive sites unusual critters like nudibranch, blennies and frogfish are also in abundance.

Any diver coming to Grenada knows about the famous Bianca C, which is the Caribbean’s Titanic and any advanced scuba diver has it on his bucket list. This famous ship sank after a fatal explosion in 1962 after which her final resting place became a huge attraction. Her shallowest point is currently at 37 meters due to strong currents and technical and recreational divers find it a thrilling dive as whibbles reef also run along the Bianca C and makes for a glorious view and drift when the dive ends.

In a seabed of 32m is the MV Shakem, a sunken cement carrying ship with solidified cement bags still intact, the captain’s quarters and bridge ideal for exploring with an array of sea life too including lobster, green moray and sea horses.

Another freighter at 30m is the MV Hema I, which is only for experienced divers with strong currents surrounding the wreck. Even though more dangerous the reward is great with sightings of eagle rays and nurse sharks.

A large minesweeper at 37m depth is the King Mitch that sank six miles offshore onto its side. Also challenging with strong currents the fish species around there include reef sharks, southern stingrays and large turtles.

Grenada has more than only deep wrecks with an abundance of shallow ones for example the small freighter which are upright in St, George’s harbor at 15m. The Veronica L, has critters like all crabs, shrimps and black brotula and a recommended night dive.

An excellent home to multiple small wrecks, shallow reefs and the outstanding Sculpture Park is the Grenada Marine Park. Common fish you see here include schooling fish in large amounts, eels, hawksbill turtles and frogfish.