Dive and snorkel green with hawksbill turtles around the island of Barbados in the East Caribbean.

Barbados Blue - PADI 5* Resort

Your Partner with Mother Earth

 

Who: Barbados Blue

Where: Hilton Hotel, Pebbles Beach, Needham’s Point, Carlisle Bay, St. Michael, Barbados

When: All year round.

About: A PADI 5* Resort offering:

  • PADI courses, dive packages, and dive trips to all the popular dive sites and wrecks in the Carlisle Bay Marine Park and around the island of Barbados.
  • Snorkelling only excursions.
  • One of the densest Hawksbill Turtle nesting beach in the Eastern Caribbean. Guests are almost guaranteed to see one while snorkelling, kayaking or diving.
  • Years of reef conservation and restoration experience. Barbados Blue ensures diving excursions are not just a dive, but rather an unforgettable learning experience.
  • A sister dive centre ‘Eco Dive Grenada’.

Green Credentials:

  • PADI Green Award.
  • 100% AWARE.
  • Teaches the ‘Project AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Diver’ speciality course.
  • The only dive facility in Barbados with two PADI Instructors who are also marine biologists; Manager Andre Miller M.Sc. specialty in coral transplantation and Christie Finney M.Sc. specialty in the genetic biodiversity and distribution of coral symbionts in the Barbados and the Caribbean.
  • The Reef Check coordinating operator for the Eastern Caribbean.
  • PADI Project AWARE Coral Reef Monitoring Dive Centre.
  • CoralWatch Dive Operator.
  • Regular monitoring of coral reefs for coral bleaching, and other ecological issues.
  • Coordinates a coral transplantation programme.
  • Hosting dive centre for the Eastern Caribbean’s Coral Reef Crime Scene Investigation workshop.
  • Helped draft the local scuba diving, marine protected area and water sports regulations.
  • Carries out regular reef and beach clean ups.
  • Promotes use of permanent moorings as oppose to dropping anchor.
  • Conducts public awareness presentations and educational seminars for schools and youth camps.
  • Supports the Junior Coral Reef Ambassador Programmer run through the University of the West Indies CERMES department.
  • Supports Internship projects with students from McGill University Bellairs Research Institute (BFSS)
  • Manages environmental consulting services “Carib Marine Contracting & Research” – refer to transplantingcoral.com.

Dive Training: Full range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water to Rescue. They also teach many speciality courses including: Wreck, Digital Underwater Photography & Videography, Underwater Naturalist, Project AWARE courses including ‘Coral Reef Conservation Diver’, and many more.

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