I recently visited Barbados. It is a place with amazing coastal life. The barrier reef presence means lots of life under the sea. The sponges, corals and plant life make it a paradise for fish and other marine animals. These are located within the 0.5 to 2 mile off coast, which makes it perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Taking care of the safety you can really enjoy a plethora of life under the sea.
East coast is very rough so diving off the east coast should be avoided. There are plenty of dive locations on the west and south-east coast to choose from. Especially the ship wrecks are the best. They have an abundant fish and other marine life living on them. There are a good number of reefs all along to explore. Good variety of small fish and the temperate climate make it really nice place for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling. The temperature never dips below 15 degrees and the corals are healthy with very few hurricanes. The visibility is a cool 40 to 70 ft with 80 degree Fahrenheit constant water temperature. A diver’s paradise!
The Hawksbill turtle is the special animal here. They feed on the abundant sponges and are regular sight when you go diving. The head which is tapered gives them a hawk like look and gives them the name. It is a nice thing to see under water turtles. They bring good luck. I will be returning with an account of my dive off one of the locations. Still to decide where to dive…..