Take a Dive at One of These Five
Tourists from all around the world visit the island of Anguilla for its clear blue water and beaches. With over 33 beaches, they definitely don’t disappoint. Sitting on a 16-mile sea, water activities tend to be very popular. Boating, swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling are just a few!
As Anguilla’s furthest outlying cay, Dog Island is an island for experienced divers, due to the strong currents. There are three diving sites to choose from: Trigger Alley, Upper Wall and Lower Wall. In Trigger Alley you’ll run into sharks and big groups of fish, while the Upper Wall is home to a drift dive and various species of sharks, including Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and more. The Lower Wall is between 80-45 feet, and it runs down the wall that has stingrays, turtles, sharks and other marine life.
Scuba Shack, located on the beach in Sandy Ground, offers private diving lessons and takes you on an ocean adventure. Explore sunken ships and marine life like turtles, stingrays, and even hogfish.
If coral reefs are more your style, explore the bottom of the ocean and take a wall dive in the sea! Walls are underwater cliffs or reef edges. (Also a perfect spot to view sharks, triggerfish, and barracudas.)
At Scuba Shack, you can also enjoy an unforgettable snorkeling experience. Swim in the clear blue waters and see the beauty of the water for yourself. Lessons are available for tourists of all ages—including kiddos!
For sea fans, Shoal Bay Beach is known to have some of the best reefs in the Caribbean. The calm waters make it perfect for snorkeling. Here you’ll spot most of the fish in Anguilla. Known for its pink-hued white sand and turquoise water, Shoal Bay is ranked as one of the top beaches in the world! (It’s a site also known for snorkeling, diving, and kayaking.)
If you enjoy a little privacy, you’ll love Katouche Bay. Tourists and locals alike are known to sight-see, swim, hike, and scuba dive here. The bay has many cliffs, which are breathtaking to view. You’ll also find Iguana Cave, where you can explore the tunnel and hear the sounds of bats.
Stoney Ground Marine Park is Anguilla’s first underwater heritage site. A natural wreck of the late 18th century Spanish Crown Vessel, El Beun Consejo, this must-see underwater stop is known for public dive tours. It’s sure to be an entertaining escapade. In addition to the shipwrecks, you’ll spot coral reefs and a sea turtle or two.