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Grenada Dive Sites: "Wreck Diving"

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.

Bianca C       90 - 140 feet / 27 - 42m

The Bianca C was a 600 feet long cruise ship travelling 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       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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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.

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.

Bucaneer              80 feet / 24m

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 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.

Quarter Wreck     30 feet / 10m

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.

Veronica             50 feet / 15m

The Veronica used to lay in front of St. George's Melville street, the location of the new cruise terminal and dock. To preserve the dive attraction, the wreck was lifted, loaded onto a barge and transported a few miles south to its new location, amidst a nice reef just off Grand Anse.
It now lays in 50 feet of water and is a beautiful artificial reef. Most of the original growth survived the transport without harm, in summer frog fishes are using it as there home.

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.

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.

- SpiceDivers