Title: Beautiful & blue (Mysteries of the deep : beautiful & blue)
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Title: Beautiful & blue (Mysteries of the deep : beautiful & blue)
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dives for the novice as well as tough dives for the
expert. The best areas are on the south and west
coasts between Pigeon Point and Castara, and on
the north-east coast from Speyside to Charlotteville,
including the rocky offshore islands of Little Tobago
and St. Giles.



Long sandy beaches line the calm western coast
with a gradual offshore slope; there are extensive



fringing reefs, hard and soft corals, and rocky cliffs.
The east coast has large fringing and rocky reefs,
with plunging underwater cliffs and rock formations,
submarine mountains and plenty of large ocean fish,
especially around the offshore islands.

Diving is done from pirogues, the traditional
fishermen's craft with their high pointed bows that
have evolved to suit local conditions, which they
do perfectly. There are several professional dive
operations which will handle all your arrangements
and guide you to the most rewarding sites.


Charlotteville From here it is a
short trip to the St. Giles islands,
where there are natural formations
like the London Bridge (a natural
rock bridge), Marble Island and
Fishbowl; underwater cliffs
abound along with canyons
covered with coral and sponges.

Speyside This is the base for
meeting the mantas. But there are
also exciting sites like Batteaux
Reef, Angel Reef, Bookends
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surface good for seeing big
tarpon), Japanese Gardens (one of
the loveliest reefs, with depths of
20 to 85 feet and plentiful
sponges) and Blackjack Hole.
Batteaux Bay with its contesting
currents is one of the great scuba
adventures of the Caribbean; other
rewarding sites nearby include
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