Northern Tobago Dive Sites
Depth Range 40-100ft/12-30m
Diving Experience: Advanced
The most famous dive site in Charlotteville, London Bridge’s natural arch echoes its namesake.
Swim through the middle of the ‘bridge’, dependent on currents, and discover huge boulders with dramatic overhangs and crevices.
This ideal home for large schools of tarpon, lobsters, turtles and porcupine fish rewards of its visitors with a unique experience every time.
Depth range: 20-75 feet
This dive is a spawning ground for many species of fish and the presence of millions of fries tend to give the water a milky appearance.
The reef slopes steeply to a sandy seabed where Southern stingrays, spiny lobsters, yellowhead jawfish and small snake eels can be seen.
Look out for: moray eels, fairy basslets, cardinalfish, queen, French, and grey angelfish, hawksbill turtles
Depth range: 53-100 feet
Calm, clear water and close proximity to the dive center make this reef an easy, relaxing dive with a profusion of fish and coral life. The reef around the island is mainly comprised of large boulders inhabited by fire coral, small sea fans and encrusting gorgonian and slopes gently to the flat sandy seabed at 75 feet.
Look out for: The rare golden hamlet. This species of hamlet is occasionally seen in the eastern and northwest Caribbean but never in the southern areas and Man O’ War Bay is one of the few areas where it can be found in Tobago.
Depth Range: 60-120 feet
Located north of St. Giles Island, Marble Island is thought of as one body of land but is actually two separate rocks. The currents caused by the convergence of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean means that conditions must be ideal for diving to take place safely. Depending on the current, the dive can head either north or south. Conditions must be calm in order to pass through the channel between the rock formations.
The dive begins outside of the rocks at 60 feet then heads in a southwesterly direction following the steep, vertical wall that drops beyond 120 feet. Coral growth is very sparse.
Look out for: fire coral, reef fish, flameback angelfish, palometa, permit, parrotfish and cubera snappers, Hawksbill turtles, spotted eagle rays and tarpons
Depth Range: 30-120 feet
Washaroo is the local name given to the very large midnight parrotfish that are found in abundance on this dive. Located north of St. Giles Island, this dive can be done when the Northeast Trade Winds have subsided considerably and the strength of the currents decreased. The dive heads in an easterly direction at an average depth of 60-70 feet. The reef slopes gently to a sandy bed at 120 feet and are covered with huge boulders topped with sea fans, a variety of sponges and hydroids.
Look out for: angelfish, nurse sharks, lobsters, squirrelfish, juvenile spotted drums, groupers, basslets and other species of parrotfish