Find out for yourself why Barbados offers the best snorkeling spots in the world.
Diving and Snorkeling
Revel in the underwater paradise on offer when you snorkel and scuba dive in Barbados.
If you’re a keen diver or just want to sample it for the first time, then Barbados is the perfect Caribbean island to head for. It’s the ideal base for underwater exploration because the crystal clear waters which surround it are packed with fascinating features. Coral reefs and shipwrecks provide the ideal environment for marine life, and help to explain why scuba diving holidays amidst this underwater paradise are so popular. Throw perfect weather conditions and miles of coast into the mix, and you have what is doubtless the best Caribbean island for scuba diving and snorkeling.
It doesn’t matter if you’re inexperienced when it comes to diving, since the best spots are accessible even to complete beginners, and companies all over the island offer facilities such as guided trips, scuba diving lessons and equipment hire. Book a day in the water and we’re certain you’ll be back for more, keen to explore popular sites like Maycocks Bay, Dottins, Shark Bank and Bell Buoy. You won’t be alone in the water, as Barbados is teeming with aquatic life, and you’ll be diving amongst Stingray, Manta rays, Barracuda, Angelfish, Grouper, Parrotfish, Triggerfish and Seahorses.
If you’re not quite ready for the full scuba diving experience, head for the west coast of the island. Here the waters are clear and calm, with visibility ranging between 50 and 95 feet. Without venturing far from the shore you can snorkel and enjoy the underwater scenery and the sea life it attracts. Book a catamaran trip out to the coral reef at Folkestone Marine Park and enjoy the magical experience of swimming amongst endangered sea turtles that are tame enough to be fed and touched. Experienced divers will relish exploring famed diving sites like artificial reefs and the wreck of the ship Stavronikita, and everyone who takes to the water will come home with a wealth of treasured memories and a stunning holiday photo album.