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Ins & Outs of Barbados

March 31, 2020

“When you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.”   - Dave Barry

A Half Day That Changes Your Life!

The Discover Scuba Diving course gets divers in the water and on a dive on the first day! Your first lesson starts with a pool session (approx. 1 hr), where new divers are introduced to their equipment and taught a few basic skills and exercises to build confidence.

After this, it’s off to the Marine Park for your first dive. The next hour is spent getting comfortable and getting below the surface. The Carlisle Bay Marine Reserve is perfect for first time divers – no current, no waves and once you choose your comfort zone, whether it’s 2 feet below or 40 feet below, there is more marine life to see than you have eyes for! Discover Scuba Courses are offered by Barbados Blue located at Hilton Barbados (246) 434-5764 and West Side Scuba.

One of the highlights of a dive with the guys at West Side Scuba is feeding the Southern Stingrays in Carlisle Bay. Divers can also join the dive team on their Lionfish Derbies and support the lionfish culling programme which helps keep this invasive species under control.

PADI Global Ambassador for Change

Barbados Blue was recently honoured with the well-deserved PADI Global Ambassador for Change award. This PADI 5-star Dive Centre, located at the Hilton, is a PADI Project Aware Coral Watch Dive Operator, regularly monitoring coral reefs and submitting data to provide critical information on coral bleaching, and other ecological issues.

In addition to their beginner and advanced dive courses, they also offer PADI Coral First Aid courses and can get you PADI certified in just 4 dives! Beginner PADI Certification Courses are valid all over the world and once you keep diving they never expire!


Freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves and a wonderful way to be at one with the ocean and experience its silence and beauty firsthand.

Why not start your adventure in freediving while you’re in Barbados? Every course is different and absolutely amazing! PADI Freediving courses and spearfishing tours are also available. Contact Barbados Blue or Johanna at Trident Freedivers 234-7778

Things to do

From swimming with sea turtles, partying under the stars, exploring the rugged east coast to enjoying the island’s duty free shopping, Barbados has something for everyone.

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