SCUBA Diving St Vincent and the Grenadines

9 November 2021

The main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines comprise the country of St Vincent a& the Grenadines, and there is lots of diving there. The Grenadines are a chain of 32 islands including Bequia, Mustique, Union Island, Canouan and Young Island. To the north is Saint Lucia, to the east Barbados and to the south Grenada. (The southern third of the Grenadines belongs to the country of Grenada.)

Best diving in St Vincent and the Grenadines When to dive? Before you go Dive Sites Dive Shops and Liveaboards

Best Diving in St Vincent and the Grenadines

On St Vincent itself check out the Bat cave - a narrow passage leading to a cave. St Vincent is also renowned for its "critter" or macro diving - lots of interesting animals for us invertebrate fans. The small island of Bequia is home to lovely coral reefs with turtles, eagle rays and seahorses. For sharks head to Mopion Reef.

Young Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines

When to Go

December to June is the dry season; July to November the rainy season. The best time to dive St Vincent and the Grenadines is between December and April, although this is high season. The water is always warm, with temperatuers ranging from 27 oC in January to 29 oC in September. The hurricane season runs from June to November but the islands are on the edge of the hurricane area.


At the time of writing, travellers must complete an online pre-arrival form. The fully vaccinated must have a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival. Unvaccinated people should also have a negative PCR test but must also quarantine for a varying length of time depending on how high risk the country you are coming from is deemed. For current details see The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment site.

Arriving in St Vincent and the Grenadines

To get there, transatlantic flights go to Barbados and you can fly from there to your island. To visit the private islands you will need to go by boat. Flights to St Vincents also go from Grenada, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, New York, Miami and Toronto. The currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. British pounds and US dollars are also widely accepted at hotels and dive shops.

The Dive Sites Dive Shops Further Reading Your Comments

The Diving

Diving Areas: Mustique Canarreos Archipelago Cayo Coco Holguin Varadero Playa Giron, Bay of Pigs Maria la Gorda Santiago de Cuba

The Crane

The crane was on board a barge in 2001 when it sank. It lies at 20 m on the sandy bottom next to the reef in Plantain Bay.


"Healthiest, biggest, most colorful fish in the Caribbean. Very healthy reef. All the individual sites were were excellent, some very unique. "
Christian Lilley March 2021

Bequia is the second-largest island in the Grenadines.

"Wonderful dive sites in this small island which still has unharmed coral reefs"
Gordon Ollivere, UK, September 2015
St Vincent
Bat Cave

A narrow passage leads to a cave at 15 m. Big shoal of copper sweepers.

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Tobago Cays
Horseshoe Reef

Tobago Cays is a marine park and home to many green turtles. It comprises 5 small islands. Horseshoe reef is good place to see nurse sharks resting on the bottom. 20 m.

Tobago Cays
Tobago Cays. Photo credit: Iain Grant, CC BY 2.5

A lovely drift dive. Great coral, sharks, lobsters, hawksbill turtle and sometimes a spotted eagle ray.

Dive Shops

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Petit St. Vincent Resort
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
West Indies
Tel/Fax: +1 (784) 458 8984


PO Box 363
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
West Indies
Tel: (+1) 784-458-3826


PO Box 363
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
West Indies
Tel: (+1) 784-458-3826


P.O. Box 864
St. Vincent
West Indies
Tel: 784-457-4714
Fax: 784-457-4948


St Vincent
Serenity Dive
Blue Lagoon Hotel and Marina
Ratho Mill
Windward Highway
St Vincent
Tel: (784) 457 5335
Mobile: (784) 528 8030


Union Island
St Vincent & The Grenadines
West Indies
Tel: 784-458-8138
Mobile: 784-455-3822


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