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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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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 coral reefs and exotic marine life. In 2006, the area was named a wildlife reserve to maintain its natural setting. As a result, yachts are not allowed to drop anchor here, so you'll feel like you've discovered untouched Caribbean waters. One TripAdvisor user describes the Tobago Cays as "One of the most beautiful places to sail to and simply relax."

A wide variety of diving, snorkeling, and sailing companies offer excursions to Tobago Cays. Friendship Rose Cruise, a reputable charter company, offers full-day sailing and snorkeling excursions via schooner from Bequia to the cays. Boats depart every day at 7 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.; breakfast and lunch are included. A full-day cruise costs around $380 XCD (roughly $140 USD) per adult; children under five can sail for free. For more information on the Tobago Cays, visit the SVG Tourism Authority's website.

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