Diving under your boat the crystal clear water glints and shimmers. Shoals of tropical fish reflect a rich palette of colours and hues, as they dart here and there. The underwater world is enticing you to enter. Swim down and enter submarine fields of sea grass and coral, with shards of light sparkling and reflecting off amazing tropical marine life. The Grand Anse Beach is surrounded by the most wonderful Coral reefs. You may see the amazing sight of a Flying Gurnard come lazily swimming past and displaying its large “wings” (enlarged pectoral fins). The light reflects off a shimmering shoal of fish as they flash by. The displays of colour and movement in this world are entrancing.
Allamanda Snorkeling Trips
Our Grenada snorkeling sites are in the calm and sheltered Caribbean Sea. The waters off the western leeward side of Grenada are sheltered from the Atlantic waves. Here the Caribbean Sea is calm, warm and crystal clear. The sea is placid and shallow, and snorkeling here is safe, even for inexperienced swimmers.In a boat it takes a mere 10 minutes from Grand Anse to reach the coral reefs and snorkeling sites that we visit. Foremost is Molinere Bay, which is the site of the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park. nearby are reefs in Dragon Bay, Happy Valley and Grand Mal. Flamingo Bay is the most popular snorkeling destination in Grenada. Here you will find shallow water over ridges made by reefs of coral, rock or sand. Swim around corals and sponges, and watch the amazing tropical sealife that lives amongst them.
If you are a novice or experienced, a child or older our snorkeling trips will support you and give you confidence to swim. After ensuring you are comfortable in the water we show you the absolutely gorgeous natural marine world below. Grenada is serious about protecting its natural wonders and this area is a Marine Protected Area. We supply all the equipment you will need for a succesful day’s snorkeling:-
· Face Mask
· Flotation Vest
· Flotation Aids
You can wear contact lenses under your face mask, but not reading glasses or sunglasses. We are happy for you to bring your own snorkeling equipment. We offer advice and help with correct fitting and adjustment of all the snorkeling equipment. You will definitely feel confident about your magical snorkeling experience!
Prices for our snorkeling trips include taxes, equipment and Marine Park day passes:-
· 1 site US$40
· 2 sites US$50
There is a magnificent abundance of coral reefs, sandy bottoms and meadows of sea grass creating diverse habitats for you to snorkel amongst. Across a sandy bottom you may see a Spotted Goatfish or the Goldspotted Snake Eel, often mistaken for a Sea Snake.This harmless beauty slithers across meadows of sea-grass in search of the small crabs that are its dinner. In coral you can watch in wonder as a Queen Triggerfish, Stoplight Parrotfish or Spiny Puffer swims past in their natural setting. A very common sight is the black and yellow stripes of a Sergeant Major, and the lovely Foureye Butterflyfish. Many of these fish can change colour and patterns in an instance to match the colours and hues of their settings, or because of fear of danger. The very common Trumpetfish is a master at colour changing which you will almost always see when snorkeling around Grand Anse. Here you can see the creatures of your tropical seawater aquarium in their natural setting!
Book a snorkeling trip with the Allamanda and enter this magical tropical wonderland yourself.
Allamanda Diving Trips
A Grenada SCUBA diving adventure is a step on from snorkeling, seeing our tropical marine paradise in deeper water. Many adult fish can only be seen at greater depths. Here you can really investigate the amazing richness and diversity of this marine world. Diving around the Grand Anse Beach area you will experience the wonderful diving sites we are famous for. Grenada is renowned for its wreck diving sites. Shipwrecks offer gorgeous habitats and an exciting diving experience, and we offer a series of these dives Try diving to natural features in search of fabulous marine life. Wall diving and searching pinnacles, and diving to deeper coral reefs and volcanic rocks will yield an amazing array of tropical marine wonders. The area around Grand Anse has an incredible variety of dive sites.
Diving at the Allamanda offers a range of options from beginner courses to full Open Water Diver Certification.
Prices for diving, including all SCUBA equipment rental :-
· 1-tankdiveUS$75 (~2 hours, morning or afternoon)
· 2-tankdiveUS$135 (half day, morning)
· 5-DivePackage US$315
· 10-DivePackage US$595
· PADI Discover Scuba Diving US$110 . This is a comprehensive half-day beginner course which gets you on a dive on the first day.
Come diving with the Allamanda and see Staghorn Coral, Brain Coral and Star Coral in their natural environment. Book by contacting reception.