square miles surrounded by turquoise waters and 33 uncrowded white
sand beaches, Anguilla is truly a tropical paradise. From watersports
to hiking, shopping to dining, Anguilla has something for every
How is the diving in Anguilla? Unlike the pinnacles of neighboring
Saba or the deep walls of St. Croix, Anguilla's natural diving is
mostly shallow dives offshore or on fringing coral reefs. While
there are some walls, caves, etc.., the real draw to Anguilla is
Five excellent wrecks are currently being dived and three more soon
will be. El Buen Consejo is scheduled to be a marine park and historical
site under the supervision of marine archaeologists.
Anguilla's turquoise waters boast seven marine parks: Dog Island,
Prickley Pear, Seal Island Reef System, Little Bay, Sandy Island,
Shoal Bay Harbour Reef System and Stoney Bay Marine Park.
You would be unlucky to spend a week diving in Anguilla and not
see a turtle or two. The sand that surrounds the dive sites is where
you will see stingrays and garden eels, and there is a good chance
of spotting conch. If you have a penchant for sharks, Scrub Island
at the eastern end of Anguilla will virtually guarantee you a sighting.
The wrecks attract barracuda, both schools of small barracuda and
solitary grandfather sized specimens.
Climate 75 - 85F 24 - 29C
Water Temp 77 to 83F 25 - 28C
Visibility 60 - 100+ ft 18 - 30 m