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Grenada Dive Sites: Reef Diving

Splash in the beauty of our world under water - relax in healthy coral gardens, search for well camouflaged creatures or enjoy the ride on a drift dive!

 

Bass Reef30' - 80' / 10 - 24m ( 17 Votes ) 
bass-reefStretching 5 miles from Northern Exposure to Spice Island Reef this an extensive large reef from the entrance of the harbor toward Quarantine Point. Throughout its length the reef forms a gentle slope with sand patches and canyons. It starts in the north with mainly hard corals to fields of fingers corals at the south end. Some of its individual sites are described below.
Northern Exposure 30' - 70' / 10 - 25 m ( 25 Votes ) 
NorthernThe northern end of BASS reef in front of Grand Anse bay is an easy yet fascinating dive site with lots of critters and schooling fish to meet. From frog fish and seahorse to lobster and co, all kinds of creatures calling this place their home.
Valleys 20' - 50' / 8 - 15 m ( 18 Votes ) 
ValleysThe Valleys so called for their sandy channels in between reef patches, is a perfect beginner dive although further out there is an interesting wreck of a Cuban fishing vessel at 60' / 18 m. This part of Bass reef consist of mainly star coral, new growth of stag horn and brain coral can be seen at this site.
Spice Island Reef 30' - 65' / 10 - 20 m ( 17 Votes ) 
molinereThis dive sites provides ample opportunity for every macro photographer to frame creatures from Arrow shrimp to yellow cheek pike Blenny to Zoanthids. All kinds of critters can be found on this lively dive site.
Channel Reef 30' - 75' / 10 - 23 m ( 17 Votes ) 
ChannelA great plain of star coral boulders sloops gently down to the sandy bottom. Moray eels of all sizes and lobster hide or wander around in broad daylight. The scenery is astonishing and there is a good chance of spotting stingrays.
Sherwood Forest 50' to 90' / 15 - 28 m ( 26 Votes ) 
SherwoodOne of the deeper outer reefs exposed to currents, it boast of a true forest of gorgonias, sea rods and black corals. Hiding amidst are lobster crab and co. the currents attract schooling fish and barracudas.
Windmill Shallows 60' - 130' / 20 - 40 m ( 19 Votes ) 
WindmillA narrow ridge 30 feet wide, running from 60 feet at the top to 90 feet on the land ward side. On the seaward side the slope drops to 140 feet. It is a beautiful reef with abundance of marine life, both fish and coral. The site is subject to tidal currents bringing bigger fish in to feed, it is not unusual to spot rays, barracudas and turtles.
Purple Rain40' - 80' / 12 - 24 m ( 29 Votes ) 
Purple-RainDue to depth and currents large schools of Creole wrasses swarm over this ridge like a heavy tropical rain. Colorful sponges add another highlight to this spot. The deeper parts of the reef see stingrays and green moray eel commonly.
Spotters Reef 30' - 60' / 10 - 18 m ( 20 Votes ) 
tspottersThe shallower extension of the Purple Rain Reef; this is one for Spotters in the true sense of the word; stingrays resting in the sand, turtles roaming over the reef, and not to forget all the small creatures to spot with a sharp eye and a close-up lens.
Dr. Grooms Garden30' - 60' / 10 - 20 m ( 23 Votes ) 
Dr.GroomsDescent and enjoy the beauty of this coral garden! Look out for barracudas investigating the disturbance of their area. Lobster and sometimes small nurse sharks rest and hide under the star coral boulders. Many soft corals and sponges providing a feast for flamingo tongues. Families of Caribbean reef squids hover in the shallow
Kohanee30'- 60' / 10 - 20 m ( 23 Votes ) 
KohaneeThe most colorful reef in the south of Grenada, bright yellow encrusting, pink and azure vase sponges, lavender rope sponges, flower corals, sea plumes and much more. Hiding amidst the colors are nudi-branches, lobsters, moray eels and other creatures.
Black Forest50' - 90' / 15 - 30 m ( 26 Votes ) 
blackforestThis reef is the deeper edges of Kohanee reef, two ridges joined by a sandy channel and prone to nice currents. The ridges are covered with black deep water sea fans and sea whips. Crevices are hiding places for lobsters and crabs. Good chance for pelagic schools of jacks or rainbow runners.
Moonscape 30' - 50' / 10 - 15 m ( 16 Votes ) 
moonscapeIt may look a bit barren at first sight and devoid of corals, it is one of our favorite spots to find flying gynards, rays, tritons and conchs. A gentle current attract schooling creole wrasses and yellow snapper as they drift over.
Whibbles60' - 100' / 20 - 35 m ( 25 Votes ) 
Black-ForestThe dive takes you along a sloping wall descending sharply to 170 feet. A forest of soft corals and sea rods, single brain corals sticking out, providing cleaning stations for swarming fish. Sandy aisles between the reef patches are favorable for stingrays. In the current on the edge of the reef there is usually a real fish soup to drift through.
Lighthouse Reef40'- 70' / 12 - 22 m ( 21 Votes ) 
LighthouseA reef on the south coast exposed to currents but close enough to the outflow of Prickly Bay to affect visibility. Nevertheless seasonal big pregnant nurse shark mums rest here, their remoras the size of an outgrown barracuda. At other times the sandy bottom is covered with huge rough tail stingrays.
Shark Reef25'- 65' / 8 - 20 m ( 27 Votes ) 
shark-reefThe gentle slope drops down to a 60 feet deep sandy flat bottom, where you might spot sting rays. Most of the nurse sharks sighted here however were found in the shallows, hiding under corals and stones. Sometimes you will loose count on the sharks and turtles, some other day you will see a few only. But the reef itself is beautiful and always steaming of fish and marine life.
Stingray Alley 20'- 40' / 6 - 12 m ( 19 Votes ) 
stingrayAway from the reef a sandy shallow channel is the congregation point for many rough tail stingrays some the size of a living room carpet. Besides stingrays one can find cushion stars in all sizes and juvenile fish plentiful.
Southern Cross20' - 60' / 6 - 20 m ( 17 Votes ) 
SouthendThe most southern reef in Grenada exposed to the strong Atlantic currents holds many surprises - pelagic fish, turtles, schools of palometas, nests of lobsters, moray eels and even small critters. But of course encounters with Mantas or Eagle rays are the highlights.
Porpoises 20' / 6 m ( 22 Votes ) 
PorpoisesFeared by skippers navigating the south coast of Grenada, these shallow rocks, barely looking out of the water, in high tide completely covered, have been the final resting for many ships. Caused by strong waves, most of the wreckage is broken up, but one can find anchors, palettes with cement bags and of course plenty of marine life.
Halifax Wall 30' - 110' / 10 - 33 m ( 22 Votes ) 
HalifaxThe most northern dive site of Grenada on the west coast, a beautiful reef top leads to a straight drop off, covered with schools of snappers and creole wrasses. Good chance for stingray and lobsters.
The cove 20'- 85' / 6 - 25 m ( 19 Votes ) 
CoveCloser to shore a protected reef wall houses lots of critters and marine life for close up photo opportunities. A wide variety of corals and sponges add color to the scenery, the shallow parts are good for snorkeling too.

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