Barbados in a Nutshell 2018

68 Open Tues to Sat • 10am-5pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:45pm) Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, Bridgetown (opp. St. Patricks Cathedral) (246) 426 4043 • • diverhazell 10% DISCOUNT W ITH THIS AD John Hazell, at your service for your scuba diving and snorkeling equipment needs TAX FREE! Diving & Snorkeling Beneath Barbados Askmost visitors what they love about Barbados and you’ll likely hear about the white-sand beaches, the world-class golf courses or perhaps the exceptional restaurants and nightlife. But for a growing number of visitors, the reason to visit Barbados is what lies beneath the surface of the calm Caribbean waters. The island’s marine offerings have the perfect mix of accessibility and variety. You want to explore shipwrecks? You got it. You enjoy discovering rare and cryptic species such as frogfish, seahorses and batfish? Check, check and check! You want easy access to a range of habitats? Barbados has you covered. For most divers and snorkelers though, the sheltered Carlisle Bay Marine Park is the most popular destination. With calm, clear water and a multitude of shipwrecks and other structures that draw a diversity of marine life, the park has become a dream for visitors and locals alike. With the ability to do a continuous loop through the park and see a bunch of wrecks, the Carlisle Bay “wreck trek” has few equals anywhere in the world. There’s over 90 square kilometers of coral reef surrounding Barbados, with dozens of flame-shaped fringing reefs hugging the shoreline which can be explored simply by walking off the beach, particularly along the West Coast.