Category: Diving (page 1 of 1)

What are the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean to explore? (Part 2)

No visit to the Grand Cayman lacks the experience of scuba diving watching the Kittiwake sunken boat north of Seven Mile Beach. The ship has been out of service since 1945 and brought here.

In 2011, Kittiwake was submerged under the sea in a diving project and created an environment for the development of corals. Tourists can easily meet the stingrays, blue sea turtles, grouper and many other sea creatures choose the deck as a home.

In the afternoon, head south on the island to the capital George Town, where fresh batches of fresh fish have just been taken from the boat. Do not forget to visit Cabana’s bar restaurant to enjoy seafood dishes prepared on site.

Not far from the center of George Town is Stingray City, the most attractive beach on Grand Cayman Island. Here, visitors are spoiled for pets to play with the rays of the rays just below the depth of the ocean. Those who do not know how to swim just wear glasses and hoses and dip into the aquatic world at their fingertips.

In addition, the center of George Town has a lot of restaurants from high to intermediate and the rich roadside shops. The late-night stores and live music stores are an opportunity for you to have fun, experience the vibrant nightlife.

Martinique

This tiny island is just over 1,000 km2 wide with a population of less than 400,000 people, though located in the Caribbean but French. Therefore, the island’s currency is the Euro, the main language being French.

Named by explorer Christopher Columbus when he saw the island in 1493, Martinique bears the full sense of a “heavenly paradise”.

Many people often start their day at Le Diamont, a small town southwest of the island. Pick up some fruit and fresh coconut water in your local market before stopping by the Plaisir du Gout pastry shop, buying some croissants for breakfast on the fresh 5-mile beach.

The coastal road to the north takes you through Bellefontaine and Case-Pilote, two colorful fishing villages. Along the way at Le Carbet there is the Distillery Neisson stop, where you can taste the richest rum in the world. Also sugar cane juice is a drink that you do not forget to try.

The reasons to choose Caribbean as the destination for your next vacation (Part 1)

The Caribbean Sea is considered one of the most attractive tourist seas in the world, which is loved by many tourists, even here it has been ranked as the top of the places that people want to visit most in the holiday.

With only three basic reasons (pristine beaches, sunny climate and vibrant, comfortable atmosphere), this place attracts 25 million visitors every year. Besides, there are dozens of other interesting things for you to discover more about this tropical paradise.

Caribbean

Caribbean Sea – where there are pristine beaches, sunny climate and vibrant atmosphere, comfortable.

The Caribbean, where warm climates, sunny beaches, and year-round temperatures rarely fall below 21 degrees Celsius, is suitable for relaxing during long holidays. The islands surrounding this place are the best diving destinatinos in the world and of course the entertainment activities as well as the great water sports.

What could be more wonderful than relaxing on one of the best beaches in the world and you know there will be many interesting things waiting for you. And here is one of the impressive things that make you want to come to the Caribbean “right away”.

The best beachES in the world

Relaxing on the white sand beaches and swimming in the warm Caribbean waters are daily activities and of course that is the main reason why people visit the islands here. You can freely choose from world-famous beaches such as the Gold Coast in Barbados or seven miles of fine white sand in Negril, Jamaica.

There are thousands of islands in the Caribbean and a visit to the surrounding islands is one of the best ways to feel the beauty of the place. You can also choose idyllic and quite isolated islands like Little Bay Beach in Anguilla, or Anse Chastanet in St. Lucia to visit if you do not like the noise.

Snuba: The great form of diving in the Caribbean islands (Part 2)

Caribbean is one of the diving capital of the world, and there is no better place to learn how to dive.

Scuba diving has many learning curves of all Caribbean scuba diving experiences, but the rewards include the ability to dive deeper and longer than anyone else and explore wrecks and other underwater attractions. shared by relatively few others. For many, an introduction to scuba marks the beginning of a lifelong love affair with a challenging but thrilling sport.

Many Caribbean hotels offer a “resort” that serves as a class of beginners in scuba; If you stay at a package resort, the course may even be included in your stay (otherwise, it will usually cost you less than $ 50). The dive shop – located anywhere there is water in the Caribbean, which means almost all islands) – also offers additional diving courses. These 2-3-hour courses include lectures, a session in the hotel’s pool to familiarize yourself with the diving equipment and the rules of the sport, and finally real diving in the ocean.

After that, you can visit a dive shop certified by the Association of Professional Diving Guides (PADI) to continue the dive training program, starting with Open Water Diver certification, you will need to go diving with excursion in the Caribbean. More information on scuba and certification is available at About.com Scuba.

Top Caribbean dive sites include Saba, Bonaire, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands, among others. There are also a number of diving resorts that incorporate many snorkeling trips at your cost of stay, such as the famous captain Don’s Habitat on Bonaire.

Above is the introduction to Snuba, a great form of diving that you can experience in the Caribbean islands. If you have a chance to visit the places, try this great water sports activity!

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 2)

There is nothing more unpleasant than a mask full of half saltwater, so be sure to cinch the strap on your mask tightly so that no water is printed. This can be done simply by placing the mask on your head first, loose, then pulling the tight straps on either side of the head.

It may sound rough, but the easiest way to keep your mask from getting blurred is to spit it into the lens and rub saliva around, then dip it in water to rinse.

Remember to attach the snorkel to the mask strap to keep it upright while you are swimming and to prevent water from entering the tube.

If water enters your breathing tube, do not panic. Just stop, lift your head above the surface of the water, and remove the mouthpiece and flush or blow it out to get water out.

Don’t be afraid to swim: Yes, they look dorky, and they can hardly walk around while you’re still on the boat. But they will make a different world when you are in the water, especially if you are not a strong swimmer. Try to wait until the last minute before placing your fin – on or near the boat ladder; Doing it in water can be complicated.

Yes, you can dive with the snorkel mask! I love snorkeling around the baths on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, but you need to dive to appreciate the rock formations here. Just remember to take a deep breath and don’t try to breathe through your breathing tube!

Sea Trek gives you the experience of visiting the ocean floor without having to learn to dive. However, it is more like wearing an old fashioned diving suit, so your movements are quite limited. I would recommend Sea Trek as a one-off novelty – something to do if you never plan to get scuba diving certification. But your experience can vary greatly from location to location, so be sure to get some details about your tour before you go.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 1)

Snorkeling is the easiest and cheapest way to get a good close-up view of the underwater wonders of the Caribbean. Quite a lot of people can wear scuba masks and snorkel breathing; add a pair of swimming fins (flippers) and you really don’t need to do more than float on the surface and look down at life in the sea. It is very simple, even small children can do it.

You might be surprised at how much you can see when snorkeling, even off the beach in your Caribbean resort. During a visit to the Little Dix Bay resort, for example, I was able to cruise right on stingrays and sea turtles as well as the usual colorful fish and reefs.

Most resorts will lend you free snorkeling equipment, making snorkeling both the cheapest and simplest way to explore the underwater world.

You can also join a diving charter, where a boat will take you to the top scuba diving and diving spots around the island you are visiting. Charters often allow you to see unique attractions such as sunken submerged reefs and healthier reefs than you usually see around the resort, meaning more colorful fish and corals, as well as sharks and other large residents.

Scuba divers also pay attention to your safety, and of course there is usually free beer and lunch on offer, in addition to a scenic boat trip. What’s not to like?

A few tips on scuba diving

If you are renting or borrowing equipment, make sure it is clean before you stick it in your mouth. Most dive shops will soak your gears in a mild detergent bath, but if that’s not good enough for your peace of mind, bring some alcohol cleaning pads along. Or, just buy your own device and pack it – a mask and tube really don’t take up a lot of space.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 2)

Diving at Coral Reef Sites

Among the diverse underwater ecosystems of the Caribbean, there are some prime breeding grounds for coral which is extremely beautiful, and are a home for many colorful marine creatures. Thus, it is understandable that divers love spending time exploring these reefs. Among various Caribbean island, divers and snorkeler would be amazed with the coast of Belize with the second largest coral reef system in the world, the wonderful waters of marina parks on Bonaire and the coral gardens teeming with fish on Curacao.

Diving from Dive Resorts

If you’re looking for convenient while spending a lot of time under water, the Caribbean island has a wide range of dive resort with on-site dive operation. Divers can book a package that includes meals, equipment, guided excursions, and the only thing that divers have to worry about is diving.

Diving for Marine Life

Throughout the Caribbean, there are various unique offerings that exist such as the Antigua’s calm waters and plentiful marine life make it an attractive snorkeling and diving destination, or the coral reefs with a specific type of fish that are so popular among swimmers. These destinations are best known for their great underwater environments and the majestic habitats such as n sharks, sting rays, dolphins, or more vibrantly colored fish.

Diving from the Shore

Shore diving destination allows divers to access great underwater locations directly from land, which is among the most popular types in the Caribbean. Although, divers should be aware that while they are often expensive and physically demanding.

Palm Beach Diving

Many divers are excited to explore the haunting and yet somehow magical wreck sites of ships in the underwater world. These vessels could be purposely sunk to encourage the development of a new coral reef system, while others were sunk under tragic circumstances. Some of the destinations that divers can explore including Martinique, St. Eustatius, Tortola, Aruba, Antilla, California, Jane Sea, and Pedernales.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 1)

Worldwide travelers visit the Caribbean for its warm sands and amazing onshore destinations, but the Caribbean is also home to many of the world’s most popular snorkeling and scuba diving destinations which has so much to offer for avid snorkelers and divers.

Under the incredibly blue tropical waters off the coast of Caribbean island, there is dazzling sights including bright yellow fish darting between flame-colored coral, fragile sea anemones swimming in the current and so much more.

To help you decide where to go on your diving vacation, in this article we will give you the comprehensive guides to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

Best Tourism Hotspots with Good Diving

If you want to combine diving with a lots of other exiting activities, then you’re probably going to be happiest at a major tourism destination that Caribbean has to offers. You have plenty of ways to stay active in the region’s most popular tourism destinations.

For example, Palm Beach, Aruba has at least eight different great dive sites including a breathtaking shipwreck and many shopping, dining, casinos, and other natural attractions on land. Furthermore, there are a wide range of accommodations including major hotels as well as condominium and villa rentals for you to choose.

Diving Hideaways

The Caribbean has many secluded spots for your getaway vacation. Many islands such as the Out Islands of the Bahama or the tiny island nation of Saba are extremely peaceful and quiet allowing you can get away from everything. Diving and relaxation are the only things that you have left to worry about. Isn’t that marvelous?  

Destinations for Diving only

Caribbean also have some destinations that aren’t famous as tourist destinations, but they’re diving favorites such as Dominica, Grenada, Tobago, US Virgin Islands…They are somewhat remote which will take a bit of effort to reach, but once you get there, you know that’s it worthy of your effort.

Diving on a Budget

Yes, diving is an expensive hobby to pursue but some Caribbean islands offer a great deal on lodgings, equipment, training, and excursions – especially if you can book it all as a package deal. If you’re looking to save some money on your dive vacation, check out Akumal, Cancun, Red Hook, Vieques, San Pedro… where you can find lowest price for diving ranging around USD 60-80. They also have inexpensive hotel options, and the dive services offer although you should lookout for hidden fees!