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Grenada Dive Sites: "Advanced Diving"

You are an experienced diver and like the challenge?
Grenada is the place for you in the Caribbean - deep wrecks, exciting drifts, extended bottom time with NITROX mix - UW scooter dives, Night diving and digital photo rental - these are the dive sites you should see:

Wreck "Bianca C"  - 90' - 140' feet / 27 - 42m

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.

Wreck "HEMA 1" - 90' feet / 27m

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.
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Wreck "Shakem"  - 100' feet / 30m

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.

Wreck "San Juan" - 90' feet / 27m

The wreck of an 80 ft. inter island fishing vessel, also known as the Shark Wreck lies in 90 feet of water. 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. The storm in 2004 moved it a bit and broke it in two pieces, but nevertheless it still is a spectacular dive.

"Windmill shallows" reef- 60' - 130' feet

A 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.

Wreck "King Mitch" - 120' feet / 36m

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.

"Whibbles" reef - 60' - 100' feet

The 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 favourable for stingrays. In the current on the edge of the reef there is usually a real fish soup to drift through.

Wreckage "Car Pile" - 90' - 130' feet / 27 - 40m

During an island clean up this pile of cars was deliberately thrown in the water to create an artificial reef, which it has become now. You find old VW Bus and Chrysler now driven by stingrays and moray eels. Nicely overgrown after a few years in our nutrition rich waters it is a great dive, with an scooter easy to cover the whole pile. If you set your compass right or follow your guide, a reef wall for enjoyable safety stops is nearby.

Wreck "Kapsis" - 60' feet / 18 m

Just in front of the Grand Canyon lays the wreck of a sailing yacht which sank in 2004 hurricane Ivan. Mostly strong currents make it a dive for advanced divers.
The reef is beautiful, encounters with turtles, rays and sharks are common.

Wreck "Rum Runner"  - 120' feet / 36m

This recently rediscovered wreck of a work catamaran is laying in the sand of 120 feet. Offering the perfect home for some huge groupers and a collection of angel fish; queen, french and gray. Schools of rainbow runners and mackarels are passing by and sometimes a huge hawksbill turtle cruises around. You finish this dive as a drift along a close by reef.
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