Antigua, an Unsung Diving Destination,

Plentiful undersea sights! Coral, canyons, 127 shipwrecks and sea caves. May is the best time to visit Antigua for diving, as per The south side of the island, around the English Harbor is recommended for the more experience diver; whereas, the north side is best for beginners due to shallow and sandy conditions.

In Antigua Carpenter’s Rock is recommended for radiant and vivid coral and marine life. This location is recommended for the more experience diver due to a 20 meter drop off. Calm weather for dives here is insisted since the boat will be moored near a cliff.

Sunken Rock also is recommended for experience divers which has a drop off of about 130 feet.

Nanton Point is highly recommended for it’s animated reef. Lots of morays, turtles and various critters live within and around the reef.

Eric’s Garden, (yes, the dive is under Eric Clapton’s house), has soft coral, dolphins and moray.

Black’s Point is popular for night diving. There is an abundance of fish and shelfing where lobster hide.

Deep Bay holds the most accessible shipwreck. The Andes sits in less than 30 feet of water but at low tide, one of the masts rises above the surface. The Andes sunk in 1905. It is now home to coral, gorgonians and sponges.

Barracuda Reef is a small dive site; but full of many fish, lobster, turtles and nurse sharks. The site is a plateau with ledging. This site is best dove in calmer conditions.

Shirley Heights is a dive with a wide cave that is home to schools of tarpon. This location is recommended for experienced divers due to intense navigation of cliffs and boulders. Calm waters are strongly recommended.

Aleksandr, thank you for taking us on a tour of the Shipwreck, Andes!

Would you like to explore The Andes like Aleksandr? Explore the caves in Shirley Heights? Dive in to Eric’s (Clapton’s) Garden? Book your luxury villa stay with CaribbeanDays and make the seas of Antigua your next adventure!




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