Diving Overview for Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago are serene, sun-kissed islands with a definite rhythm, their clear blue waters offer a coral wonderland filled with tropical species to explore.
Trinidad is the southernmost island of the Caribbean (less popular for diving) whereas the diving utopia of Tobago is just slightly to the north of Trinidad. Tobago offers excellent reefs and quieter diving in the north and other popular sites along the southwest coast.
The nutrient rich waters of the Guyanna current provide Tobago with a wide array of colourful corals, huge gorgonias and fish life which attract larger pelages like manta rays, nurse sharks and hammerheads, sting rays and the more elusive torpedo rays!
The beautiful shipwreck of the MV Maverick –the first passenger ferry between Trinidad and Tobago, sunk in 1997 and is now home to lots of rainbow runners, snappers and schools of silver fish. This wreck rests between 33 and 18m of water making it accessible to most divers and is easy to penetrate.
The St Giles islands, Little Tobago and Goat Island also offer spectacular diving with huge underwater arches, larger fish and the Caribbean’s largest brain coral!
Water temperatures range from 28°C in summer to 24°C in January and February. The island is mainly outside of the hurricane belt but still experiences a rainy season from May – December. Most divers use a 3mm suit all year round. Be aware that some regions experience strong currents and choppy waters (especially to the south) that are not suitable for novice divers so do check with the local dive centres.
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