Imagine a videogame where your character just walks around without doing much, it just admires the landscape, it has freedom to go here or there but it lacks interaction.
Boring, isn’t it? Well, that’s the situation many scuba diving aficionados face when they perform in an average spot. The underwater backdrop tends to be bland, bare, and the pick of their day may be just encountering a single overconfident fish.
Some might say that wearing neoprene and being under water is already exciting but this is because the chances they have come across a truly spectacular site are really narrow.
There are other places, however, where the whole business of diving becomes miraculous. Like passing level in your computer game and discovering a temple full of possibilities for the very first time in the next one.
One of these hot spots for scuba diving is Grenada. This is a little island in the Caribbean of only 133 sq miles and an estimated population of 110,000. It may have a modest size, but it boasts some of the most spectacular spots for diving in the world – not in vain, the island has been rated number one in the 2012 Scuba Diving Magazine Awards in the categories of Best Advanced Diving and Best Wreck Diving in the Caribbean/Atlantic.
If you want to experience real diving, here are the key sites to visit when on holiday to Grenada:
When it comes warm waters wreck diving, this one regularly makes it into the top ten worldwide sites by international experts and magazines. Dubbed the “Titanic of the Caribbean,” the Bianca C is a massive 180 metre cruise liner that sank whilst anchored off St Georges, the island’s capital, in 1961.
You can find it sitting upright on her keel, located between a stretch of the reef that surrounds the island and the big depths of the ocean. An impressive presence that conserves a majestic structure where to see eagle rays, barracudas and reef sharks.
This amazing dive is, however, restricted to high level divers due to its depth of 165 feet
This wreck is relatively a newcomer in the island. The 180 feet cargo ship sank in 2001 just off St Georges harbour and the bridge, captain dependencies and engine room remain intact, waiting for you to have a look inside. This is another high depth wreck, not less than 100 feet.