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🤿 Barbados Dive Fest: Discover Our Underwater World!

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Calling all ocean adventurers! Dive Fest Barbados is your chance to swap the sun lounger for an unforgettable underwater experience. This isn't just for scuba divers... whether you're a seasoned snorkeller, a curious first-timer, or simply a beach bum with a thirst for adventure, Dive Fest has something for everyone. So, ditch the ordinary and let's plunge into a captivating world beneath the waves that's teeming with life!

Activities and Events

Diving: Channel your inner explorer alongside Barbados' pro dive shops! Explore coral reefs and legendary wrecks, with day dives, thrilling night dives, and even adventures on the more challenging east coast (perfect for experienced divers seeking a challenge).

Diving on the wreck of the Brianna H
Diving on the wreck of the Brianna H

Teaching: Whether you're a total newbie or a seasoned pro, you can always expand your ocean IQ. Brush up on water safety with informative awareness programs, or take the plunge with introductory scuba lessons. Feeling adventurous? Witness the awe-inspiring skill of free diving demonstrations and see how far humans can push their underwater limits.

Lionfish Hunt: Help reign in the invasive lionfish which are a real threat to our reefs. Spearfishering of the lionfish is an effective way to protect the reefs, while harvesting this fish which is delicious and sustainable.

The invasive lionfish
The invasive lionfish

Protecting: Let's give back to the ocean we love going beyond epic dives with beach and underwater cleanups, vital turtle tagging, and coral reef monitoring. Fascinating conservation talks dive deep into how we can all protect our aquatic paradise.

Fun For All: Dive Fest isn't just about diving deep – it's about embracing everything the ocean has to offer! Snorkelers can explore the secrets of shallow wrecks in Carlisle Bay. Turn things up a notch as you test your balance with stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking... or for the ultimate thrill, challenge yourself with kitesurfing! Want a more leisurely adventure? Let a sea scooter whisk you on an underwater tour. And after all that excitement, there's nothing quite like sinking your toes into the sand, hanging a hammock for an afternoon siesta serenaded by the waves, or strolling along the boardwalk with cooling island breezes and endless ocean views.

Tranquil Barbados beach with colorful umbrellas and turquoise waters
Leisure time, Barbados-style!

Booking and Logistics

2024 Festival Dates: August 18th - 24th

📅 Event Schedule: Check festival team at and follow them on instagram and facebook

🛌🏽 Accommodation: find a hotel, guesthouse, or vacation apartment

Flights: Use SkyScanner is find the best flights to Barbados

Fun Watersports To Try

What To Look Forward To

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