For most visitors to Antigua one of the prime attractions is the sea: with beautiful water that ranges from aqua blue to crystal clear with a wide range of unique and interesting marine wildlife, it’s something not to be missed! There are lots of water based tours available, but of course we don’t want you combing through dozens of options hoping and praying that you pick the right one. Here are our top 5 picks for water based tours for Antigua and BarbudaMore
Not just nurse sharks but the Caribbean Grey Reef shark graced us with his or her presence today. We dived off of Cades Reef both outside and inside and as opposed to yesterday the waves were much bigger today but under the water this posses no problem. We saw over the 2 dives maybe 10 lobsters and a bunch or other regulars. New was an eel garden which I have seen before just not in Antigua. The second dive was monks head and this is a very nice second dive site an elongated oval of maybe 70ft ‘monks scalp’ provides the interest with conch shells around and coral islands.
Donald was actively trying to rid the reef of the lionfish which represents a danger to the local fishes who are not learning to eat it so well yet since it has horrid spines with poison around its girth ‘the lions main’.
Captain Don of Xtreme Scuba (sadly no longer running) tells us this is one of Antigua’s best dive sites. Above the water line it has an interesting limestone I think formation which resembles a bunch of pillars hence the name.
I took my rather old now cannon and housing and a basic compact as I have been practising my underwater photography and editing skills in photoshop.
The following results are coming through.
Here are some originals I may try and work on though they are not great in the first place I wanted to show what you can find here on a single dive..if you think diving in Antigua is not worth it then guess again and it is a fantastic pace to learn to dive no doubt.