is a beautiful tropical island with many activities
available. There is night life, music, history, art,
and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere.
In addition to scuba diving, water activities include
surfing, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking and more. But
what makes Barbados such a wonderful place, and the
reason why so many visitors keep returning to the island
year after year, is the people. Barbadians, called Bajans,
are warm and friendly, always ready to greet you with
a sincere smile.
Whether new to diving or a seasoned pro, you will be
amazed by underwater Barbados. The fringes and reefs
found off this island blossom with healthy sponges,
coral, plant life. There are a number of reefs, each
one unique in its own special way.
The barrier reefs, located 1/2 - 2 miles from shore
contain large coral heads which form the habitat for
thousands of beautiful fish. Larger organisms are also
found on these reefs, feeding on the smaller fish. The
Hawksbill turtle can also be found on these reefs. Fringes
and patching reefs are found closer to shore and have
smaller coral formations and more abundant plant life
then the barrier reefs. These reefs are home to Sea
Horses, Frog Fish, Giant Sand Eels and many other marine
Wrecks form fascinating habitats for marine life and
Barbados has several excellent sites for wreck diving.
Carlisle Bay, with 200 reported wrecks, and the Stavronikita,
located at Folkstone Marine Park are two of the most
Climate 75 - 85F 24 -29C Water Temp 80F 27C Visibility
50 - 80 ft 15 - 24 m
Scuba Diving and Accommodations
Clarke Rd. #1,
Tel. 246 4320817
Fax. 246 4320817
Number of Rooms: 12
Check In Time: from 3 pm
Check Out Time: 11 am
A small intimate apartment complex with studios
and one bedroom furnished self catering holiday
apartments. Private access to secluded beach 90
meters walk from apartments. In Saint James 5
minutes to Sandy Lane 3.5km to Holetown. Banks,
shopping malls, supermarket, hotels, bars, beaches
and restaurants within walking distance.
Restaurant/Bar. Air conditioning, self catering,
micro, coffee maker, toaster over, electric kettle,
kitchenette, safes, hairdryer, bodywash &
shampoo, ceilling fans, patio, balcony or verandah.
Lawns and tropical gardens. Restaurant offers
vegetarian, Indian and Caribbean cuisine.
We arrange diving - single dives, two tank, dive
packages, courses and certification.
Barbados Blue Watersports
Hilton Hotel Complex
Tel. (246) 434 5764
Fax. (246) 435 3794
professional staff will help you enjoy a wide
range of scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports.
All Staff are medically trained. The Barbados
Blue scuba diving shop is the only facility on
island with two on staff Marine Biologists.
We have two custom dive boats to suit all conditions
and preferences. We load and unload directly
from the dive shop, and run all 4-stroke engines
to reduce engine emissions, background noise and
dive shop is located at the Hilton Hotel on Needhamss
Point which gives us easy access to both the south
and west coasts of Barbados.
are also a 5 minute boat ride away from the Carlisle
Bay Marine Park with its great snorkeling and
shipwreck scuba diving.
Golden View Apartments
Mrs. Doris Stephens
16 Trevemper Road
United Kingdom. TR7 2HS
privately owned spacious one bedroom apartments
are perfect for a romantic getaway and sightseeing.
Its near the ocean and close to the village.
set in 5 acres of beautiful tropical gardens and
there is a 25m swimming pool with sun loungers,
umbrellas and a poolside bar/restaurant.
Our apartments include a large bedroom with the
comfort of English divan beds, three mirrored
wardrobes and plenty of drawer space. The en-suite
bathroom has a corner bath with shower attachment,
washbasin and toilet. Apartments have ceiling
fans in each room and air conditioning in the
bedroom operated by disc. Satellite TV. VCR. HiFi.
Telephone in room.
are within easy walking distance are 20 restaurants
catering to every taste, from fast food to fine
dining. Two shopping malls are also located nearby,
with convenient banks, a supermarket, pharmacy,
department stores, and specialty shops.
West Coast waters are clean, clear and warm
ideal for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving,
and wind surfing. Or you may just prefer to relax
on the beach, enjoying the sun, sand and sights.
The Dive Shop, Ltd.
USA Toll Free: 1-888-898-3483
CANADA Toll Free: 1-888-575-3483
Barbados oldest established dive facility, providing
over 30 years of diving services to visitors of
Barbados. "Safety is our Goal". Diving/Accommodations
» Number of Dive Boats: 2
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: 16
» Gear Provided: B.C, Reg, Tank and Weights.
Mask, Fins, Wet Suits
» Rental Gear Available: B.C, Reg. Tank
and Weights. Mask, Fins, Wet suits
» Nitrox Available: No
» Type of Diving Available: Reefs, Wrecks,
combination of Reef and Wreck
» Total Dive Sites: 25 diffrent dive sites
on both South and West Coast
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites: 3
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites: 20
» Certification Agencies: PADI, NAUI, ACUC,
» Courses Offered:Discover Scuba, Open Water,
Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master
Side Scuba Centre
We are a PADI 5 Star Golden Palm IDC Training
All levels of PADI instruction
- Fully trained staff
- Fully equipped boat
- One day courses
- Reef & Wreck diving
- Night dives & snorkeling on request
West Side Scuba, established in 1993, is situated
in the historic site of the Garrison Savannah
near to the beautiful Marine Park Carlisle Bay
on the South Coast of Barbados. Carlisle Bay is
home to some of the most beautiful wrecks that
Barbados has to offer. This all makes for ideal
diving and exciting adventures.
St. Lawrence Gap
Tel.: 246 814 8444
Fax.: 246 418 9770
Bird is a chic and intimate boutique hotel located
in St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados an area popular
with visitors and locals for its fine restaurants,
diverse accommodation and lively nightlife. A
place where you can lie on a Barbados beach all
day, swim with the turtles in the bay in front
of our hotel and party in the Gap all night. Oistins
Bay Garden, popular for its famous Friday Night
Fish Fry, is a mere 5 minutes drive away!
you are looking for oceanfront accommodation in
St. Lawrence Gap at affordable prices, then Yellow
Bird Hotel fits the bill. We guarantee a panoramic
ocean view from every single room and dont
stress you wont have to pay a cent
to use our wifi!
Barbados (BGI) (Grantley Adams), 13km (8 miles) east
of Bridgetown, near Christ Church. Flights are available
from USA, Europe and within the Caribbean.
Flight times to Barbados
Brussels - 9hr
Caracas - 2hr 30min
Frankfurt - 9hr
London - 8hr
Miami - 3hr 40min
Montreal - 5hr
New York - 4hr 20min
San Juan - 1hr 30min
Toronto - 5hr
Airlines serving Barbados
- Passport valid for duration of your trip.
- Return ticket to country of residence.
- Intended Address.
- Evidence of personal support.
- A child under the age of eighteen (18) travelling
without a parent/guardian must have a letter of authorization
Visas required for Barbados
Visas are required for citizens from the following countries:
(there may be changes to this list, please visit the
Barbados Immigration Department for more information
and visa requirements)
Republic of Laos
Tome & Principe
Democratic Republic of Yemen
Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)
Extension of stay
Visitors wishing to extend their stay should apply to:
The Chief Immigration Officer
Careenage House, The Wharf
Tel: (246) 426-1011
There are a number of international and local rental agencies
available. You can obtain a Barbados drivers license for
$10.00 Bds on producing a valid National or International
License. All authorised car rental companies can issue
you a drivers license if you have a valid license.
Frequent, comprehensive coverage of the island, flat rate
of approx. Bds$2.00 for all trips. Although cheap, buses
are crowded during the rush hours. All buses terminate
Taxis do not have meters and fares are regulated by the
Government. Listings are available from the Tourist Office.
Please ask the price before travelling.
ZR Mini Vans
There are many licensed "Mini Vans" that run
around the island picking up tourist and locals. You will
recognise them by their "ZR" license plate.
They have few fixed schedules but there are many of them
and service is frequent.
Most of the hotels, restaurants and commercial establishments
will accept credit cards. Travelers checks are also widely
There are a wide variety of shopping experiences to be
found. From local crafts to expensive designer goods and
jewelry, which you can purchase duty free at up to 50%
off what you would pay back home. From small shops to
bustling shopping centers, your choices seem endless.
Informal, but conservative. Beach attire is appropriate
for the beach but not town, shops or restaurants. Some
hotels and restaurants stipulate jacket and tie for men
and dresses for women in the evening.
110 volts/50 cycles. Most hotels can provide adapters
and transformers for hair dryers and other appliances.
Barbados maintains a high quality health care service.
Doctors' offices and pharmacies are located throughout
There are no nude beaches and all beaches are open to
the public. Nudism is actually illegal. Barbados has a
history of conservative British tradition and Barbadians
are not comfortable undressing or seeing other undress
on public beaches.
Barbados is a tropical island blessed with warm temperatures
and plenty of sunshine. Please remember to use sunscreen