What to see in Grenada? Creole architecture of St. George's; Seven Sisters waterfall; Annadale, Etang Lake forest reserve; reefs Boss, White Sand Beach and Channel; Lighthouse Reef and Shark Dome; wrecks the Bianca C, the Hema, the Rose and the Shakem; and the Underwater Sculpture Park.All Dive Centers in Grenada (1)
Grenada is a state located on the same-name island and on the southern part of the Grenadines. The state is part of the Lesser Antilles, and is distinguished out of them for its proximity to the equator, which causes a change in the climate from tropical to marine sub-equatorial. The island is characterized by a broken coastline, secluded beaches and a variety of coral reefs, which makes Grenada quite attractive for diving.
The state capital is St. George's, filled with beautiful examples of Creole architecture of the last century. Tourists should also pay special attention to the Grenada National Museum, located in the old barracks of the 18th century. Fans of national history should visit Fort George, built by the French invaders in the early 18th century, as well as Fort Frederick, which is considered to be an outstanding example of military architecture. If you arrived in the capital on February 7, you will be able to witness the celebration of Grenada's main holiday - Independence Day, in honor of which a military parade is arranged.
Those who like the natural component of tourism will enjoy visiting the national park Grand Etang, where you can admire the picturesque waterfall Seven Sisters and the 10-meter Annadale, Etang Lake forest reserve located around the crater of an extinct volcano, and Lever, which is home to over 80 species of exotic native birds. The national symbol of the country - Grenadian pigeon - can be seen in the reserve Grenada Dove.
The national currency of Grenada is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, though it is possible to pay with American dollars or with usual credit cards.
Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND)
Grenada International Airport, located near the capital of the state, serves more than 10 airlines, which include both international and domestic.
Diving in Grenada
The island, surrounded by lots of coral reefs, having nearly intact ecosystem, famous for a huge variety of marine life, which includes sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and even whales, is doomed to attract divers from all over the world; and a few dozens of sunken ships also stir up the interest of divers to this place.
The most interesting area for diving is the southern part of Grenada, but the sea off the coast of Martinique and Minor Carriacou is also famous by fascinating diving spots. Among popular dive sites there are reefs Boss, Northern Exposure where you can see flocks of frogfish and seahorses, Valleys, White Sand Beach, Channel, inhabited by stingrays, and Sherwood Forest, where there is a forest of black corals. Fans of extreme diving will like Shark Reef, Lighthouse Reef and Shark Dome where you can watch nurse sharks and fish-hangers. The bays Grand Mal Point, Tyrrel and Dragon Bay are also popular. Divers especially like Jenny Island, famous for the world’s purest water of high transparency.
Among the sunken ships it is worth seeing the luxury Bianca C, crashed in 1961, a cargo ship Hema, located a few kilometers from the south of Grenada, the Rose - a ship deliberately sank almost off the coast of Carriacou and transformed into an attraction for novice divers, 25-meter fishing San Juan located in three kilometers from the southern coast of Grenada, as well as the Shakem, sunken in 2001 and having preserved its cargo spaces, cabins and hatches virtually untouched.
The most interesting places for diving are the National Marine Park (you can dive in Happy Hill, Car-Pile and Flamingo Bay) and the Underwater Sculpture Park on the west coast of Grenada, which has more than seven dozen sculptures.
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