Pure Grenada Launches Inaugural Dive Fest on Wednesday, 11 October

Diving at the Underwater Sculpture Park in Pure Grenada

A packed agenda has been planned for Pure Grenada’s inaugural Dive Fest which seeks to showcase just why diving in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is out of this world.

The event which is being executed by the Grenada Scuba Diving Association (GSDA) from 11-14 October 2017 seeks to include divers of all skill levels.

The inaugural Dive Fest begins on 11 October with an opening ceremony at the Coconut Beach Restaurant, Grand Anse which will feature the launch of an Underwater Photography competition. Entries will be invited for the most creative selfie, best wreck image and best reef image. Entries must be submitted by Friday, 13 October.

Thursday, 12 October, it’s all about diving! In the morning, beginners will get their feet wet with pool diving at the Radisson Beach Resort. On the same day, more experienced divers will go wreck diving. Pure Grenada has a number of thrilling wreck dives to offer, including the world-famous Bianca C.

Friday, 13 October, it’s environment day. In the morning, dive shops in Grenada and Carriacou will send representatives to schools in an island-wide outreach effort to speak to students on the importance of our marine environment and keeping it clean and safe. The day will also feature beach and reef cleanups from 1 pm to 5pm.

Saturday, 14 October is dubbed Invasive Species Control Day. This day will see dive boats parade from Morne Rouge Bay to go hunting for the invasive Caribbean Lionfish. These surprisingly tasty fish will then be prepared at the Coconut Beach Restaurant for the enjoyment of patrons. The curtains will come down on Dive Fest with a social event and prizegiving ceremony for the photo competition.

Grenada Tourism Authority

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