Learn to Dive on Bequia from 10 yrs to 80 yrs!
Discover Scuba Diving Training Course
Fully qualified professional divers with over 27 years of experience will introduce you to the divers paradise around Bequia. In just 3 hours learn how to dive with an instructor down to a maximum depth of 12 metres. More and more visitors to Bequia are learning to dive whilst on vacation and enjoying some of the best experiences the island has to offer. From just 10 years of age up to 80, the sky's the limit! Just hop on a dive boat from the dock close to your villa and experience the vivid colours of the reefs and abundance of life amongst the warm, turquoise crystal clear waters off Bequia. The islands are surrounded by stunning dive sites, many of which are perfect for beginners to explore. Some of the islands best sites include:
Browns Bay (max 15m/45 ft) - A stunning dive for beginners through to intermediate starting at 5m/15ft and gently sloping down to 15m/45 ft. Boulders, sea fans, pillar coral and staghorn corals provide the backdrop to this diverse reef full of varied marine life. Look under the boulders for sleeping nurse sharks in the shallower areas. Scorpion fish and moray eels can be seen here too. Porcupine fish, long trumpetfish, scrawled cowfish and octopus decorate this vivid reef while barracuda stalk the edges.
Flatrock (max 18m/60 ft) - Beginners and intermediate divers enjoy this site which can be dived at 12m/40 ft to 18m/60 ft. Depending on the prevailing current this can be dived in either direction. A gradually sloping reef which either begins or ends with 'Flatrock' the pinnacle of a large collection of rocks that protrudes from the water. This is a great area to search for frogfish which are commonly seen here – just remember to look for two as they normally come in pairs!
Max. 79ft/24m. This site can be dived either way by intermediate divers depending on the prevailing currents. A steeply sloping reef starting at 5m/15ft and descending down to the sandy sea floor at 24m/79ft. Spiny lobster are abundant under the healthy coral heads and spotted drum fish flit about the boulders. Barracuda stalk the reef edge where scorpionfish camouflage themselves, lying in wait for their next meal. Nimble spray crabs, juvenile trunkfish and juvenile drum fish shelter behind the sea urchins for protection. Schools of southern sennet, chromis and jacks frequent this reef as well as the occasional stingray and turtle.
(max 28m/92 ft) Divers descend into 9m/30 ft of blue water with a wall on one side and rolling reef meeting the sand at 15m/50 ft. Schools of blue creole wrasse, yellowtail snapper and brown chromis circle around solitary silvery cero. Whip corals and sea fans flutter in the current as divers slowly drift along. Turtles, octopus and morays can be seen on this dive as well as scrawled cowfish and filefish. The reef steeply inclines to 28m/92 ft with larger boulders and formations in the shallower area covered in colourful sponges. At 8m/25ft a wide cavern appears and divers can check these out for nurse sharks. Large porcupinefish, great barracuda, spotted drum fish and spiny lobster hang out on this beautiful site too.
(max 27m/89ft) Starting at the west cardinal mooring, advanced divers descend onto the stunning Devil's Table reef in 5m/15ft of water. Working your way slowly deeper an ATM can be seen on the rocky seabed at 20m/66ft. The first wreck, Viviana, lies at 27m/89ft where green morays, french angelfish and batwing coral crabs lurk. The current can be fairly strong here. Following the turtle grass shallower the second yacht can be found at 15m/50 ft, but keep your eyes open for eagle rays and turtles on the way. The dive ends at the Strattman tug with the mooring at 5m/15ft on top of the wreck.