is a beautiful tropical island with many activities available. There
is night life, music, history, art, and some of the best restaurants
to be found anywhere. In addition to scuba diving, water activities
include surfing, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking and more. But what
makes Barbados such a wonderful place,
and the reason why so many visitors keep returning to the island
year after year, is the people. Barbadians, called Bajans, are warm
and friendly, always ready to greet you with a sincere smile.
Whether new to diving or a seasoned pro, you will be amazed by underwater
Barbados. The fringes and reefs found off this island blossom with
healthy sponges, coral, plant life. There are a number of reefs,
each one unique in its own special way.
The barrier reefs, located 1/2 - 2 miles from shore contain large
coral heads which form the habitat for thousands of beautiful fish.
Larger organisms are also found on these reefs, feeding on the smaller
fish. The Hawksbill turtle can also be found on these reefs. Fringes
and patching reefs are found closer to shore and have smaller coral
formations and more abundant plant life then the barrier reefs.
These reefs are home to Sea Horses, Frog Fish, Giant Sand Eels and
many other marine creatures.
Wrecks form fascinating habitats for marine life and Barbados has
several excellent sites for wreck diving. Carlisle Bay, with 200
reported wrecks, and the Stavronikita, located at Folkstone Marine
Park are two of the most popular sites.
Climate 75 - 85F 24 -29C
Water Temp 80F 27C
Visibility 50 - 80 ft 15 - 24 m
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