Your guide to scuba travel, scuba diving and everything you need to plan your next dive trip to Barbados.
Barbados (pronounced /bÉ‘r-beÉª'-doÊŠz, -dÉ’s/) is located just east of the Caribbean Sea, roughly 13Â° North of the equator and 59Â° West of the prime meridian and is considered a part of the Lesser Antilles. Its closest island neighbours are Saint Vincent & the Grenadines and Saint Lucia to the west. To the south lies Trinidad and Tobagoâ€”with which Barbados now shares a fixed official maritime boundaryâ€”and also the South American mainland.
Barbados boasts approximately 166 square miles (430 square kilometres), mostly comprised of low-lying coastal property, with some higher areas in the country's interior. Mount Hillaby in the parish of Saint Andrew is the highest point in Barbados. The island's climate is tropical, with constant trade winds off the Atlantic Ocean which keep temperatures mild and desirable for vacationing divers and vacationers alike. While Barbados is not always recognized as a top-notch dive location, scuba divers find an exception coral reef complex that deserves a visit.
Some less developed areas of the country contain tropical woodland and mangroves. Other parts of the island contribute to the agriculture industry and contain large sugarcane estates and wide, gently sloping pastures. Barbados is substantially well developed, and you will find internationally known hotels offering world-class accommodation, smaller local hotels and private villas which dot the island. The southern and western coasts of Barbados are popular for their fine white sandy beaches and grogeous coral reefs.
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