Dates: June 24 - July 1, 2023
This is your chance to meet the ocean's true ancient mariners. Sea turtles can live to 100, and in the waters of Barbados, they aren't shy at any age. You'll find them munching on sponges on shallow reefs, gliding across sand-bottom bays and napping under the keel of a sunken tugboat. Turtle swims have become a signature adventure on the island sometimes known as known as “The Caribbean's Little England.”
Diving in Barbados couldn't be easier. The waters are calm, the boat rides relaxing, and a bounty of wrecks and reefs await discovery at moderate depths. But don't equate easy with boring, as an abundance of marine life and a diverse underwater landscape provide ample variety. And those seeking adventure can delve a bit deeper to discover a slightly wilder side to this decidedly civilized island. Known as the friendliest folk in the Caribbean, Barbadians, aka Bajans, offer a gregarious welcome to one and all to an island that still serves High English Tea mid afternoon, then pulses to African roots at night.
Almost all diving in Barbados takes place on the island's sheltered western and southern coasts. Average visibility is in the 70-foot range, while sites farther from shore and to the north may see 100-foot days. Shipwrecks within the Carlisle Bay Marine Park sit at depths of 60 feet, providing ample no-stop time for exploration. During calmer weather, some shops may schedule dives to the island's east coast. Water temperatures range from 77°F in winter to 84°F in summer.
Mango Bay All Inclusive Resort located on the fashionable West Coast of Barbados and on a most stunning beach with turquoise waters and powder soft sand. This is an intimate hotel that combines Caribbean elegance with personal and friendly service. Mango Bay offers a wide array of activities included with the all inclusive plan such as free scuba lesson, glass bottom boat ride, waterskiing & catamaran cruise to swim with the turtles. Rooms are all Air-conditioned & offer Ipod docking station, complimentary in-room safe, direct dial telephone, cable television, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, daily housekeeping, beach towels & bath robes. Restaurants, bars and boutiques of fashionable Holetown & Limegrove are just footsteps away making this the best location when staying in Barbados.
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Because the island sits south and east of the Windward Island chain, it has been historically less susceptible to hurricanes. This can make summer a good time to visit, as temperatures remain mild, room rates are often lower and turtles arrive to nest, and are more frequently seen on area reefs.
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