Diving: Dive Sites

The definitive guide to dive sites around the coast of Tobago

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This page lists the 54 established dive sites around Tobago. The list starts at Columbus Point and extends around the coastline, in a clockwise direction, to Pedro Point off King’s Bay. There are no recreational dive sites along the mid-Atlantic coast between these two points. The list has been divided into the standard regions used throughout myTobago.

Dive sites are often referred to by several names. Some times these are simply alternative names adopted by individual dive operators. Sometimes the name refers to a different drop zone or route across one of the main reefs. Alternative names are provided in the detailed dive site listing, where known to us.

Readers unfamiliar with Tobago may be puzzled by the absence of Tobago’s most famous reef from the list of dive sites. However, Buccoo Reef is a very shallow reef and best viewed by snorkelling. The Coral Gardens to the south-western end of Buccoo Reef are used by some operators for training dives or children’s courses, but even then only rarely.

Click on the 'Details' button for detailed information about the dive sites in each region. Dive depths are shown in metres.

Key to Dive Levels:

§ – Easy    §§ – Medium    §§§ – Advanced     §§§§ – Expert

Key to Dive Types:

FR – Fringing Reef      BR – Bank Reef     PR – Patch Reef  
RO – Rock Outcrop    RP – Rock Pillars   RH – Rock Headland   

Region 1 - CROWN POINT   Details of the sites in this region

No

Name

Depth

Level

Type

Notes

Location

1

Cove

7-25

FR

Drift. Some strong currents

off Columbus Point

2

Cove Crack

7-14

BR

Occasional strong current

off Columbus Point

3

Majeston

12-20

FR

Drift

off Canoe Bay

4

Divers Dream

6-20

+

BR

Drift. Frequent strong currents

Columbus Passage

5

Divers Thirst

17-25

+

BR.

Drift. Frequent strong currents

Columbus Passage

6

Flying Reef

6-16

FR

Drift

south, off airport

7

Stingray Ally

7-18

FR

Drift

south, off airport

8

Kariwak

4-15

FR

Training/intro/night dives

Store Bay

9

The Rock

19-25

PR

 

off Cable Beach

10

Ketchup Reef

7-18

PR

Training

off Cable Beach

Region 2 - Lower Caribbean   Details of the sites in this region

No

Name

Depth

Level

Type

Notes

Location

11

MV Maverick

18-32

Wreck

Purpose-sunk wreck

Mt Irvine Bay

12

Dutchman's Reef

7-18

FR

Remains of old wreck

Mt Irvine Bay

13

Mt.Irvine Extnsion

10-25

FR

 

Mt Irvine Bay

14

Mt Irvine Wall

6-15

RH

Macro-marine

Off Back Bay

15

Dollar Reef

6-20

FR

 

Off Ft.James / Plymouth

16

Anna Reef

6-20

FR

 

west, off Arnos Vale

17

Arnos Vale

4-20

PR

Macro and nursery

Arnos Vale Bay

Region 3 - Upper Caribbean   Map and further details of the dives in this region

No

Name

Depth

Level

Type

Notes

Location

18

Culloden

7-25

Fingers

Occasional drift

Culloden

19

Castara

12-28

FR

 

east, off Castara

20

Scotch On Rocks

9-25

FR

 

Englishman's Bay

21

Gin & Tonic

12-25

FR

 

Englishman's Bay

22

Sisters Rocks In

12-40

RP

 

off Parlatuvier

23

Sisters Rocks Out

12-40

RP

 

off Parlatuvier

24

Bloody Bay

6-12

 

 

 

25

Brothers Rocks

5-20

RO

 

off Bloody Bay

Region 4 - North End   

This region have been divided into two sub-groups: Caribbean Map and further details of the dives in this region & Atlantic Map and further details of the dives in this region

No

Name

Depth

Level

Type

Notes

Location

26

Ladycomb

10-90

+

RO

 

North end coast

27

Obeah Man Point

10-40

+

RO

 

off Corvo Point

28

Cardinal

7-40

FR

 

Westside MOW Bay

29

Booby Island

5-25

FR

 

Westside MOW Bay

30

Pirate's Bay Reef

4-15

FR

 

Eastside MOW Bay

31

Long Rock

5-9

FR

 

Eastside MOW Bay

32

Washaroo

12-21

+

RO

Frequent strong currents

N/E Flagstaff Hill

33

London Bridge

5-25

RO

Frequent strong currents

off North coast

34

Rocky Mntain High

10-22

RO

Frequent strong currents

N/W St Giles Islands

35

Rocky Mntain Low

6-20

RO

Frequent strong currents

S/W St Giles Islands

36

Marble Island

7-25

RO

Frequent strong currents

Marble Island

37

South St Giles

6-15

RO

Frequent strong currents

S/W St Giles Islands

38

Sleeper

12-25

RO

Frequent strong currents

Speyside

39

Sail Rock

9-25

FR

 

off Starwood

40

Batteaux Bay

15-30

FR

 

Batteaux Bay

41

Roundtable

17-30

Wreck

Purpose-sunk wreck - 1 year

Batteaux Bay

42

Japanese Gardens

5-18

FR

 

Goat Island

43

Angel Reef

5-12

FR

 

Goat Island

44

Cathedral

5-20

FR

 

west Lt.Tobago

45

Kelleston Drain

9-15

FR

 

south Lt.Tobago

46

Black Jack Hole

6-21

FR

 

S/E Lt.Tobago

47

Picker

7-40

FR

Frequent strong currents

east Lt.Tobago

48

TDE's Special

12-40

FR

 

S/W Lt.Tobago

49

Alps

12-20

FR

 

Speyside

50

Bookends

12-35

+

FR

Frequent strong currents

south Lt.Tobago

51

Shark Bank

10-35

+

RO

Frequent strong currents

south Lt.Tobago

52

Spiny Bay

5-12

FR

 

off Merchiston

53

Lucifer's Bay

12-21

FR

Occasional strong currents

Cap Gracias a Dios

54

Inner Space

7-30

FR

Frequent strong currents

off Pedro Point

Region 5 & 6 - UPPER & LOWER Atlantic

There are no usable dive sites in these regions.

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