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Your Guide to Diving Caribbean (General)
including roaming boats, Haiti, Montserrat, El Salvador, Statia

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Caribbean (General) Seasonal Dive Planner

Temperatures between summer and winter don't normally vary more than 5°F (1 or 2°C) in the Caribbean. The average temperature is about 80°F (27°C) year-round. Naturally, southern islands tend to be a little warmer than the northern ones. For example, Curacao’s southern location keeps its summer average at 83°F (28°C) and winter at 80°F (27°C), while the northern Bahamas (inc. Nassau) are north of the Caribbean in the Atlantic and vary from a summer average of 80°F (27°C) down to a cool 69°F (20°C) average in the winter. There is a wet and dry season, with most rain falling between May/June and October/November.

However, location and topography, such as rain shadows created by mountains, can play an important role in local weather conditions. Keep in mind that those cold fronts in the U.S. that dip down from the north can keep right on dipping to most of the northern islands, bringing cooler temperatures and rough water in their wake.

Two other important factors to consider in the Caribbean are tourist season and hurricane season. The off-season for tourism is roughly mid-April to mid-December. It can mean much lower prices (up to 60 percent less) than in the busy high season for some destinations. Hurricane season runs from June through November, with September the most likely month, but weather patterns are less certain than they were.

Diving Caribbean (General) Reader Reports and Feature Articles

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Frenchies Dive Services/Frenchies Report in Caribbean (General)
"Update of October 2021 report on Frenchies and Caulker"
filed May 30, 2022 by NEAL LANGERMAN (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 11 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
4 stars

UNDERCURRENT_JUNE_2022 Update and expansion of the September 2021 report on diving Caye Caulker, Belize with Frenchies Diving Servic... ... Read more Photos available


Caribbean Explorer II Report in Caribbean (General)/Saba LiveAboard
"Old Boat with Great Crew"
filed May 15, 2022 by Jeffery E Snyder (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
2 stars

Had to fill out a form to enter St. Maarten about Covid vaccination and purchase Covid insurance for $15. Needed a negative Covid test... ... Read more


Ocean Explorers Report in Caribbean (General)/St Martin
"Excellent"
filed Apr 15, 2022 by Daniel McCoart (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

I was back visiting Jefferson and Lucie after more than six years and a major hurricane. Still professional, superbly safety conscious ... ... Read more


Deefer Dive/None Report in Caribbean (General)/Carriacou
"Carriacou - a disappointment"
filed Mar 16, 2020 by Kate Bolinger (Experience: 251-500 dives)
2 stars

The most recent undercurrent release really made Carriacou sound like a great place. The dive shop was very good but the diving was no... ... Read more


Sandals Report in Caribbean (General)
"Good"
filed Feb 10, 2019 by Bernard Dubois (Experience: 251-500 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
2 stars

This is my 5th report in 2 years. I have over three hundred dives since 1966 and I am 72. I am a Rescue Diver in France since 1968 and ... ... Read more


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Diving Caribbean (General) Articles - Liveaboards

Caribbean Explorer II, Saba, BES, fine diving marred only by trolls aboard, 8/22

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Caribbean Explorer II, Lesser Antilles, a full dance card in Nevis, Saba, St. Kitts and Statia, 1/15

Diving Caribbean (General) Articles - Land Based

Caribbean Reefs Take a Further Battering, 6/22

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A Caribbean Influx of Deadly Weed, 7/18
Are Hurricanes Damaging Your Dive Plans?, consecutive storms wreck Caribbean infrastructure, 10/17

Caribbean (General) Sections from Our Travelin' Diver's Chapbooks

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Land Based Dive Resorts in Caribbean (General)

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2009
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2008
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2007
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2004
(Eastern Carib)
2004
(Haiti)
2003
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