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Well that is the reason to visit Grenada during your dive vacation - the "Titanic of the Caribbean" and many other fascinating wrecks with a rich history. You might even want to view our Videos of some of the familiar wrecks Dive GRENADA WRECKS Video.
Bianca C 100' - 170' feet / 30 - 50 m ( 22 Votes )The Bianca C was a 600 feet long cruise ship traveling the oceans since 1949 last owned by the Costa Line Genua/Italy. On her last voyage in October 1961 while anchoring off St. George's she caught fire after an explosion in the engine room. In a selfless response of the town all passengers and crew but two members of the crew, burnt in the initial blow, were rescued and taken care of by the hospitality of the Grenadiers. In failed attempt to tow the luxury cruise liner to shallow waters, it sank to 160 feet where it lies today. It is possible to dive the wreck right into the swimming pool at 130 feet as a no decompression dive.
Because of its size it is not possible to see her completely in one dive. The central structure has been collapsed downward and to starboard. There are plenty of deck features to explore, like the promenade decks. While moving forward you pass the davits overgrown with elegant black coral trees, delicate hydroids and sponges. The top of the bow is at 90 feet and the foremast is still standing upright usually populated with large schools of fish and circulated by barracudas, jacks and mackerels. Since sometimes strong currents floating over her and because of the depth, it is a dive for advanced and experienced divers only.
HEMA 1 100' / 30 m ( 20 Votes )The freighter HEMA 1 sank on March 5. 2005 on its way to Trinidad. It now lays in the Atlantic current just a few miles off the south coast and soon will become one of the major dive attractions for Grenada. Already sharks have been sighted cruising the wreck, it is expected to facilitate a quick coral growth and will become home for rays, turtles, moray eels and lobsters. Here is a album of pictures taken on our first dives of the wreck in 2005.
Shakem100' / 30 m ( 22 Votes )One of the newer wrecks in Grenada's collection, which sank on May 30th, 2001 after a troubled journey from Trinidad to Grenada overnight. The load of cement bags shifted and the vessel went down just in sight of the harbors entrance. As it lays perfectly on keel at a bottom of 110 feet with its many hatches, open bridge, hallways, galleys, cabins, freight rooms and crane it is the perfect playground for wreck lovers.
Hildur 130' / 40 m ( 19 Votes )the wreck of the Hildur was deliberately sank while cleaning up the Port Luis Marina. For a long time it was a rotting eyesore on Grenada's coast, now it is an interesting dive on a fully intact freighter - we even found some freight papers we have preserved.
Fiona 60' / 20 m ( 18 Votes )Also called twin wreck, as a barge is laying right beside it; both wrecks part of the harbor clean-up in 2006. The barge actually caused the hildur to sink as it went on top of its anchor chain. A great "Muck" dive with mantis shrimp, squids, tunicates and other interesting critters. A place for close up lenses and divers looking for the tiny stuff.
San Juan 90' / 28 m ( 20 Votes )The wreck of an 80 ft. inter island fishing vessel, was moved and broke in two pieces by hurricane Ivan in 2004. Due to its location two miles off Grenada's south on the Atlantic side, mostly strong currents sweep over it. A school of rainbow runners will guide you the way to the small boat laying in the middle of nowhere on a plateau. The 1975 sunken vessel is packed by nurse sharks of all sizes you may imagine up to 9 feet.
Bucaneer 80' / 24 m ( 21 Votes )The wreck of a 43 foot sailing yacht was deliberately sunk as a dive site. It is only small but houses colorful marine life. Bushy black coral trees grow on the deck and inside the hull in white, orange and green varieties. While telesto adorns much of the superstructure and there are any number of encrusting sponges and tunicates. The sandy patch around the wreck is full with curious garden eels.
King Mitch 120'/ 36 m ( 24 Votes )Advanced diving at its best; currents, blue water descent, depth, 4 miles out in the Atlantic ocean! The former US Navy minesweeper turned cargo vessel sank 1981 after the ship leaked and the bilge pump failed. However all crew survived and today nurse sharks, reef sharks, eagle rays, sting rays, turtles and swarms of barracudas and other pelagic fish meet here.
Quarter Wreck30'/ 10 m ( 21 Votes )The stern quarter of a larger cargo vessel lies in shallow water right off Quarantine point.
The propeller, deckhouse and engine can be explored.
Surrounding the reef is a pleasant reef sloping to 6o feet with hard corals and schools of fish.