Later this year, plans that have been set by Grenada for their first ever Dive Fest will follow through. The event which is being prepared by the Grenada Scuba Diving Association will be held from October 11 through to the 14th. The number of activities planned will involve the dive shops in Grenada and Carriacou and embracing the divers of all skill levels.
Beginning at the Coconut Beach Restaurant, there will be a short ceremony for the inaugural Dive Fest which will feature the launch of an underwater photography competition. This competition will take entries competing for the most creative selfie, best wreck image and best reef image. On the next day, October 12, there will be all eyes on the divers with beginners getting their feet wet with pool diving in the morning. In the afternoon, they will then venture out to the beach for more diving and ore experienced divers will go wreck diving.
Environment Day, which will come on the 13th of October, will take on more dive events with dive shops in Grenada and Carriacou will sending 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 diving will continue with all day Marine Park Diving at the Molinere/ Beausejour Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Grenada and Sandy Island/Oyster Bed MPA in Carriacou. Under the Project Aware Charity for Ocean Conservation, there will also be a “Dive Against Debris” cleanup drive. These dives will take place in different locations around Grenada and Carriacou.
On the final day, “Lionfish Day”, dive boats will parade from Morne Rouge Bay to go hunting for the invasive Caribbean Lionfish. Patrons will then be able to enjoy the tasty catch prepared at the Coconut Beach Restaurant.