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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!

Halifax Wall     30 - 110 feet / 10 - 33m


The 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 feet/ 6 - 25m

Closer 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.


Spice Island Reef   30 - 65 feet/ 10 - 20m

This dive sites provides ample opportunity for every macro photographer to frame creatures from Arrow shrimp to yellow cheek pike blenny to Zoanthid all kinds of critters can be found on this lively dive site.

Channel Reef   30 - 75 feet/ 10 - 23m

A 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.

Boss Reef  30 - 80 feet/ 10 - 24m

The Hole, The Valley, Japanese Garden, Valley of whales, Spice Island Reef an extensive large reef, stretching 5 miles from the entrance of the harbor toward Point Saline. Throughout its length the reef forms a gentle slope with sand patches and canyons. It starts in the north with mainly hard corals to tall fingers of gorgonians at the south end.

Purple Rain   40 - 80 feet/ 12 - 24m

Due 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.

 

Dr. Grooms Garden    30 - 60 feet/ 10 - 20m

Descent 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

Kohanee     30 - 60 feet/ 10 - 20m

The 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 Wall  50 - 90 feet/ 15 - 30m

This 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.

 

Windmill shallows  60 - 130 feet/ 20 - 40m

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.

Whibbles    60 - 100 feet/ 20 - 35m

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.

Lighthouse Reef   40 - 70 feet/ 12 - 22m

A 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 Reef    25 - 65 feet/ 8 - 20m

The 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 Valley    20 - 40 feet/ 6 - 12m

Away 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 Cross    20 - 60 feet/ 6 - 20m

The 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.

Purpoises     20 feet/ 6 m

Feared 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.

- SpiceDivers