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Once you've marveled at the Grenadines' magnificent scenery above the surface, it's time to take the plunge below sea level. After all, St. Vincent doesn't hold the renowned title of "Critter Capital of the Caribbean" for nothing. Some of the area's notable underwater creatures include manta rays, squid, frogfish, and reef sharks.

Standout dive spots along St. Vincent include Anchor Reef and Critter Corner. Anchor Reef, just a few yards off the coast of Kingstown, boasts a unique black coral garden and a versatile marine life that includes sea horses and even the occasional octopus. Meanwhile, the sea grass and boulders of Critter Corner—which hugs Indian Bay Beach's sugary sands located to the south of Kingstown—are home to a wide variety of fish.

The Grenadines are also surrounded by magnificent coral reefs and numerous dive spots.The Tobago Cays features particularly alluring (and remote) diving and snorkeling areas. A variety of dive companies offer beginner courses, so amateur aquatic enthusiasts can get up close and personal with the cays' brilliant coral reef trees and wrecks located far beneath the deep blue sea.

Even if you've never dived into the deep blue sea, you'll be admiring gorgeous coral reef in no time. St. Vincent & The Grenadines' numerous diving operations provide advanced scuba courses, certification, and expeditions suitable for all skill levels. Recent travelers praise Indigo Dive, a trusted diving company that offers a wide range of excursion types. "The dive sites were very close to their base and the coral and sea life were super. I would highly recommend Indigo to anyone considering dives in this area!" raves one TripAdvisor user. Dive expedition prices vary by excursion type. To learn more about the islands' dive sites or to find a diving company, check out the SVG Tourism Authority's website.

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#1 Tobago Cays This cluster of small, uninhabited isles perched at the east end of Mayreau boasts some of Grenadine's finest underwater sites. The remote cays' calm, clear waters teem with bright ... Read more » Courtesy of SVG Tourism Authority

#2 Canouan Travelers are almost always impressed by tiny Canouan, which measures a mere three and a half miles long and a quarter-mile wide. World-class spas, luxurious resorts, and breathtaking coral reefs ... Read more » Dennis Sabo / Shutterstock

#3 Saltwhistle Bay Beach When it comes to finding the perfect place to lay your towel, it's hard to compete with Saltwhistle Bay's powdery sands. Comprised of a pure white shoreline shaded ... Read more » Jason Pratt / Flickr

#4 Bequia Perched at the northernmost tip of the Grenadines' chain of islands, Bequia beckons to beachcombers and seafarers with its golden sands, calm aquamarine waves, and relaxed atmosphere. When you tire ... Read more » Courtesy of SVG Tourism Authority

#5 Botanic Gardens St. Vincent's lush 20-acre park holds a reputation as the longest standing botanical garden in the Western Hemisphere, with roots dating back to 1765. Inside, you'll encounter a ... Read more » Courtesy of SVG Tourism Authority

#6 Macaroni Beach If you came to Mustique (the Grenadines' exclusive retreat just 18 miles southeast of St. Vincent) to sprawl across blindingly white sand or sit beneath a rustic palm hut facing ... Read more » Jason Pratt / Flickr

#7 Mustique An upscale hideaway known for its pristine sands, cerulean waters, and lavish cottages, Mustique came into the spotlight after Queen Elizabeth II's younger sister, the late Princess Margaret decided ... Read more » Courtesy of SVG Tourism Authority

#8 Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Once you've marveled at the Grenadines' magnificent scenery above the surface, it's time to take the plunge below sea level. After all, St. Vincent doesn't hold the ... Read more » Dennis Sabo / Shutterstock

#9 Mayreau Picture it: Tall palms swaying in the breeze, azure waters lapping at the sands of Saltwhistle Bay, and the aroma of savory lobster wafting through the air. This is Mayreau ... Read more » Scott Griffith / Flickr

#10 Hiking If you're itching to explore, St. Vincent offers numerous picturesque trails. Thrill-seekers will get a kick out of trekking up the imposing La Soufrière volcano, but they should note ... Read more » ctsnow / Flickr

#11 Kingstown Before you set sail for the remote isles of the Grenadines, take some time to explore Kingstown, St. Vincent's colorful capital city located along the island's southern coast ... Read more » V.J. Matthew / Shutterstock

#12 The Grenadines Estate Golf Club Golf enthusiasts can't help falling in love with St. Vincent & The Grenadines' gorgeous fairways. For stunning scenery, take your irons to the wind-protected championship Grenadines Estate Golf Club ... Read more » Courtesy of The Grenadines Estate Golf Club

#13 Wallilabou Bay Pirates of the Caribbean fans looking to retrace Captain Jack Sparrow's footsteps from the opening scenes of "The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003) should head straight to Wallilabou ... Read more » ctsnow / Flickr

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Sailboats skim the Tobago Cays' turquoise waves. But they're not allowed to drop anchor here. Courtesy of SVG Tourism Authority

Canouan displays gorgeous scenery above and below the waves. Dennis Sabo / Shutterstock

Saltwhistle Bay on Mayreau features gorgeous aquamarine waves and pure white-sand beaches. Jason Pratt / Flickr

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St. Vincent's Botanic Gardens were developed in 1765, and today stand as the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere. Courtesy of SVG Tourism Authority

Macaroni Beach features isolated sands that gradually descend into calm turquoise waves. Jason Pratt / Flickr

On the private island of Mustique, isolated white sands extend into brilliant turquoise waters. Courtesy of SVG Tourism Authority

Under St. Vincent & Grenadines' turquoise waves lie colorful schools of fish. Dennis Sabo / Shutterstock

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Along St. Vincent's picturesque trails, you'll admire gorgeous seascapes. You may even catch sight of one of St. Vincent's rare and resplendent parrots. ctsnow / Flickr

Kingstown serves as St. Vincent's capital city. V.J. Matthew / Shutterstock

Surround yourself in breathtaking panoramic views as you putt along the Grenadines Estate Golf Club's championship course. Courtesy of The Grenadines Estate Golf Club

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