Tips for the Underwater Explorer


Ins & Outs of Barbados

April 8, 2022

• A catamaran cruise is a great way to get “up close and personal” with the sea turtles and get some snorkeling experience at the same time. They supply snorkeling gear and the crew will guide you every step of the way.

• Several boat operators offer Swim & Snorkel trips – a wonderful opportunity to see some wrecks and swim with the turtles ... notably Maximum Watersports, Tranquility Cruises, Cannon Charters and Barbados Fishing Charters on “IOU” 

Located in Carlisle Bay, Hazell’s Waterworld on Bay Street is the only scuba diving equipment retailer on the island. They carry Mares and Tusa gear and a wide range of accessories for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming. Owner John Hazell, offers first-class advice and tailor-made recommendations for all of your diving and snorkeling needs. If you’re looking for safety equipment, they carry snorkeling vests for both adults and children as well as surface buoys which are highly recommended. While there, pick up a Reef Smart Guide Book and/or Cards. The detailed three-dimensional underwater maps and waterproof cards that divers and snorkelers can take into the water, provide information that can be used to help plan a route around a site, while also pointing out where particular species of interest and noteworthy structures can be found. 

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.